Coast Guard http://wunc.org en Reports Of Injuries After Ferry Accident Near Bald Head Island http://wunc.org/post/reports-injuries-after-ferry-accident-near-bald-head-island <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Coast Guard is reporting 13 injuries after a ferry ran aground near Bald Head Island, Tuesday morning.</span></p><p>The 64-foot ferry was carrying 56 people went it ran aground Battery Island, an island at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, between Southport and Bald Head Island.</p><p>The Coast guard transported the passengers, by boat, back to Southport.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 18:36:46 +0000 wunc 27558 at http://wunc.org Reports Of Injuries After Ferry Accident Near Bald Head Island Video: Dramatic Rescue Of Teens By Coast Guard http://wunc.org/post/video-dramatic-rescue-teens-coast-guard <p>The Coast Guard rescued two teenaged boys yesterday. The pair were on their 16 foot Jon boat when it began taking on water.&nbsp; As a result, they were stranded in North Carolina's Currituck Sound, near the Virginia border.&nbsp; The vessel ended up near Navigation Marker 99. A navigation marker is a tall structure that sits in the water, and stretches above the surface of the water to mark location. The boys had climbed the structure to safety.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:57:30 +0000 Carol Jackson 26375 at http://wunc.org Video: Dramatic Rescue Of Teens By Coast Guard Watch Dramatic Atlantic Rescue By Coast Guard And Navy http://wunc.org/post/watch-dramatic-atlantic-rescue-coast-guard-and-navy <p>Here's video of a dramatic Coast Guard and Navy rescue off the North Carolina Coast. Watch as the Coast Guard and the crew of the Navy destroyer USS Cole rescue three people Sunday. Those rescued were from a sailboat, Wings, located approximately 210 miles offshore of North Carolina coast in the Atlantic Ocean.</p><p><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="0" height="300" scrolling="no" src="http://www.dvidshub.net/video/embed/307516" style="border: none; overflow: hidden; width: 500px; height: 300px;" width="500"></iframe></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:38:45 +0000 Keith Weston 25603 at http://wunc.org Watch Dramatic Atlantic Rescue By Coast Guard And Navy Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Boater http://wunc.org/post/coast-guard-suspends-search-missing-boater <p>The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday night for a missing boater near Cape Lookout.&nbsp; The man sent out a distress call Tuesday night saying that his 22-foot Bayliner was taking on water.&nbsp; He said his plan was to put on his life vest, gather some supplies and swim about 200 yards to shore.&nbsp;<br /><br />Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill says it appears the unidentified boater was well prepared in the event of trouble<br /> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 10:29:44 +0000 Gurnal Scott 23902 at http://wunc.org Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Boater VIDEO: Coast Guard Rescues Man In Sailboat 70 Miles Off Kitty Hawk http://wunc.org/post/video-coast-guard-rescues-man-sailboat-70-miles-kitty-hawk <p>A British man in a sailboat 70 miles off of Kitty Hawk was rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter this morning.</p><p>Trevor Wilson, 72, requested a medevac from his 24-foot sailboat named Erma at approximately 6 a.m. He told the Coast Guard that had fallen and hit his head and been unconscious for seven hours. Wed, 08 May 2013 20:05:57 +0000 Laura Candler 15015 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: Coast Guard Rescues Man In Sailboat 70 Miles Off Kitty Hawk Coast Guard Ship Named For NC Commander http://wunc.org/post/coast-guard-ship-named-nc-commander <p>A North Carolinian has been honored with the naming of a new Coast Guard ship. The cutter Richard Etheridge is named for the first African-American to lead a life-saving station. Commanding Officer Christian Lee says Etheridge started as a cook at the famous Pea Island Life Saving Station on the Outer Banks before working his way up to command.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 17:50:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 5761 at http://wunc.org Search Continues For Missing Tall Ship Captain http://wunc.org/post/search-continues-missing-tall-ship-captain <p>The Coast Guard is continuing its search for the missing captain of the tall ship that sank off North Carolina's coast. The replica ship HMS Bounty went down in wind and waves stirred up by Hurricane Sandy. 63-year-old Robin Walbridge has not been seen since Monday. Searchers rescued 14 of the ship's crew. One crew member died. Petty Officer Brandyn Hill is a Coast Guard spokesman. He says they look at several factors before opting to continue a search.<br> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:25:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 4151 at http://wunc.org