A 42-foot vessel named Turn Back was freed and able to depart the area successfully after becoming grounded on the beach this morning approximately one mile north of Oregon Inlet.
There were no reported injuries to the three people who were on board the vessel when it came to shore at around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6. The National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard initially responded to the incident, in case a plan was required to remove the vessel from the beach.
Vessel groundings are not unusual along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore (CHNS), and the National Park Service works collaboratively with the United States Coast Guard and boat owners during each grounding to ensure that grounded vessels are removed as quickly and safely as possible.
A history of recent vessel groundings within CHNS can be found online at https://www.nps.gov/caha/learn/news/vessel-groundings.htm.