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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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ONLY ON 3: Failing downtown bulkhead means 2014 riverfront closure

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video It's one of the best known and most visited sites in historic downtown Wilmington. But some recent events have left engineers with a sinking feeling when it comes to the bulkhead under the Riverwalk. Full story...
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Diligence helps sick man at sea

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videoWilmington's hometown ship was part of a long-distance medical call at sea. The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence helped in the effort to get a man suffering from severe abdominal pain on board a ship 300 miles off shore in the Atlantic Ocean to the medical care he needed. Full story...
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Coast Guard looks at options to fix buckling Wilmington bulkhead

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video Wilmington has long been designated as a Coast Guard City, but the Coast Guard says some major work needs to be done along the section of the riverfront the Cutter Diligence calls home. Full story...
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Ship could face fine for wave that hit ferry

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A ship blamed for causing a wave that crashed over the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry earlier this week could face a fine, a Coast Guard spokesman said. Full story...
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Coast Guard investigating incident involving Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry

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videoThe Coast Guard is investigating an incident yesterday involving the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Full story...
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Repairs done, Diligence heads back out on patrol

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The nearly 50-year-old vessel recently went through months of repairs. Crew members say after her tune-up, she's ready for smooth sailing on the open sea.video Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Medical emergency diverts R/V Dan Moore to Florida port; Crew member taken to hospital

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videoCape Fear Community College's marine research vessel the R/V Dan Moore will get home at least a day late, after a medical emergency involving a crew member. Full story...
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Diligence closed to tours during maintenance work

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videoThe Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is usually open for tours during Azalea Festival, but not this year. The ship will be closed for tours until late April for maintenance. Full story...
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Sequester could have big impact on Coast Guard, Diligence

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video We're just days away from major federal spending cuts going into effect if the White House and Congress cannot reach a compromise. The sequester is a series of automatic cuts that will affect most government agencies, as well as thousands of people in our area, including the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. Full story...
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USCG: Closest Navy ship to Bounty 260 miles away

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A Coast Guard official says the nearest Navy ship to the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy was about 260 nautical miles away. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues 2 on stranded sailboat off NC

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The Coast Guard has rescued two people on a disabled sailboat off the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Shipyard to be questioned about sunken tall ship

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Officials from a Maine shipyard that worked on a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank during Hurricane Sandy will testify at a Coast Guard hearing in Virginia. Full story...
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Federal safety panel examines tall ship's sinking

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videoThe owner of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank off North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy has declined to testify at a hearing to examine what led to the sinking. Full story...
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