U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet responded to a report of a vessel offshore that had been experiencing complications with its fuel system on Thursday morning, January 30, at approximately 9:30 a.m.
The vessel, which was located an estimated six miles south of the sea buoy, had lost power entirely and could also not retract their outlying gear. Once the Coast Guard boat crew arrived on the scene, they made an assessment plan and placed the vessel in stern tow to slowly make their way back to Oregon Inlet.
Despite heavy swell during the inbound approach, both vessels safely made their way across the bar. The Station Oregon Inlet crew continued the tow the vessel back to Wanchese Harbor where the boat was safely moored.
U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet shared the incident on social media and stated: “We are thankful for the quick thinking of our crew and proper communication that made this a successful case!”