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Coast Guard

BHI FERRY UPDATE: Ship ran aground, 13 passengers hurt

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video A Bald Head Island ferry ran aground near Battery Island this morning, throwing passengers around the boat. The Coast Guard says 53 people were aboard the 64-foot Adventure around 9 a.m. heading from Southport to Bald Head Island. One passenger was flown to the hospital. Twelve others were taken to regional hospitals. Full story...
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Passengers describe Bald Head Island ferry crash

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videoPassengers that boarded the 9 a.m. ferry to Bald Head Island never thought their 20-minute ride to would turn into a day-long ordeal. Now, those on board are sharing their stories of what happened. Full story...
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Wilmington recertified as a Coast Guard City

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video Wilmington has once again been recognized as a Coast Guard City. It's an honor shared by just 13 other cities across the country. Full story...
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Wilmington again recognized as Coast Guard City

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videoThe Coast Guard will again formally recognize Wilmington as a Coast Guard City at a ceremony next week. It marks the third time the City of Wilmington will be recognized by the service as an official Coast Guard City. Full story...
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Coast Guard shows off new boat

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videoThe US Coast Guard is modernizing its boats. Station Wrightsville Beach got this 45-foot boat in June and will get another in February. Each costs $2.2 million. They are expected to last about 15 years. Full story...
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Coast Guard can't remove platform in river, but victim's husband plans to light it

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video The Coast Guard says it cannot remove, mark or light an old quarantine platform in the Cape Fear River near Southport where a woman died in a boat accident last year. But the woman's husband says that won't keep him from doing something about it. Full story...
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Coast Guard suspends search for man near Cape Lookout

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The Coast Guard suspended its search Wednesday for a man aboard a 22-foot Bayliner taking on water near the Lookout Bight Jetty in Cape Lookout. Full story...
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McIntyre asks Coast Guard to help remove platform in Cape Fear River

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre has joined a Wilmington man's fight to get rid of an old concrete platform near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Coast Guard celebrates 223rd birthday

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videoIt’s the Coast Guard’s birthday, and one Wilmington woman has a special way of celebrating. The coast guard turned 223 today. Full story...
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Water Street closure forces businesses to make other plans

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videoBeginning Monday, part of Water Street in downtown Wilmington will be closed. The closure will not only affect the flow of traffic, but may also hamper area businesses. Full story...
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Coast Guard investigating after barge hits pier in ICW

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videoThe Coast Guard is investigating after a barge hit a pier in the Intracoastal Waterway near Mason Inlet. The Coast Guard says it got a call from a crewmember aboard the tug Betty Jo at about 3:45 a.m. reporting the boat had run aground and hit a private pier as it passed through Mason Inlet. Full story...
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Boat sinks near Frying Pan Tower

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A 27-foot May-Craft boat called "Designated Diver" began sinking with six passengers on board near Frying Pan Tower Friday. Full story...
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Diligence welcomes new commander

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videoThe Coast Guard Cutter Diligence welcomed a new leader during a change-of-command ceremony today. Cmdr. Jeffrey K. Randall relieved Cmdr. Douglas D. Goodwin, who served as the ship's commanding officer the past two years. Full story...
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Off-Duty Coast Guard member assists injured boaters

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An off-duty Coast Guard member assisted injured boaters Saturday when their 38-foot boat, the Jimicrackcorn, ran aground in the Snow's Cut waterway near Carolina Beach, N.C. Full story...
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UPDATE: Four people safe after boat runs aground off Carolina Beach

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videoNew Hanover County Dispatch says all the people aboard a boat that ran aground off Carolina Beach are safe and back on land. Full story...
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