The Coast Guard rescued four people on Wednesday, May 11, after their boat became disabled 26 miles southeast of Hatteras Inlet.
Watchstanders at the Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington received notification via VHF-marine radio at approximately 4:15 p.m. Wednesday stating the 23-foot boat Joe Dot Com was disabled with four people aboard.
A 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet diverted to assist the boat at approximately 5:25 p.m. and arrived on scene at approximately 7:25 p.m. The boat crew towed the vessel and arrived at Teach’s Lair Marina in Hatteras village at approximately 1:50 a.m. Thursday where the vessel moored up.
“Great job to the crew of Station Hatteras Inlet for their quick response and exceptional endurance during this mission,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Sansoucie, operations unit controller at Sector North Carolina. “This incident is a perfect example of the value of a VHF-marine radio and the required maintenance of seagoing vessels.”
There were no injuries or pollution reported.