Cape Hatteras National Seashore reports nearly 300,000 visitors during the first three months of 2023

With 297,267 visitors recorded in the first three months of the year, the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS) is on track to have another busy year in 2023. Per statistics from the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau, CHNS recorded 147,925 visitors in March, 67,735 visitors in January, and 81,607 visitors in February, which was the highest […]

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Coast Guard and more than 40 partner agencies conduct oil spill drill

The Coast Guard, Maritime Administration (MARAD), North Carolina Emergency Management, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and more than 40 other agencies completed a full-scale oil spill preparedness exercise in Kitty Hawk. The joint exercise is designed to test and improve the effectiveness of federal, state, and local agencies in Virginia and North Carolina to respond to a major pollution incident. The exercise scenario was of a vessel colliding with a submerged object 40 miles off […]

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