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Coast Guard probing cause of tall ship's sinking

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The Coast Guard is investigating the sinking of a tall ship off the coast of North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy. Rear Adm. Steven Ratti said Friday the review will focus on what caused the sinking of the HMS Bounty off Cape Hatteras. Full story...
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Search for tall ship captain goes into its 3rd day

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The search for the captain of a tall ship that sank in the Atlantic during Sandy is in its third day. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill said Wednesday morning that a cutter searched for Robin Walbridge overnight and two C-130 planes would join the search during the day. Full story...
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A look at Hurricane Sandy's damage from the sky

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video The United States Coast Guard is hard at work in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm may have passed but the job of the Coast Guard is just beginning. WWAY's Holden Kurwicki took to the skies for a bird's eye view of the storm's damage. Full story...
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Wife of tall ship captain awaits word on his fate

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The wife of the captain of a ship that sank off the North Carolina coast is awaiting news on her husband, who is missing at sea after the Bounty was overcome by Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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HMS Bounty captain missing at sea, one rescued crewmember has died

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videoThe captain of the HMS Bounty is still missing after 16-crew members abandoned ship Sunday night. 14 survivors were rescued and one other has died according the Bounty's website. Full story...
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Coast Guard creates rescue swim training in NC

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The Coast Guard has dedicated a $24 million center in Elizabeth City to train rescue swimmers. Full story...
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Investigators: Alcohol a factor in early-morning boat crash

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Five boaters are safe after a collision off of Wrightsville Beach early this morning. Full story...
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Pennsylvania man dies while swimming in NC

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A Pennsylvania man has died while swimming in the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina. Full story...
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17 sea turtles released on NC coast

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Seventeen young sea turtles have been released in the waters of the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast with the help of the Coast Guard. Full story...
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Coast Guard features Oak Island officer as 'Shipmate of the Week'

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The US Coast Guard is featuring an officer stationed at Oak Island as the "Shipmate of the Week" in its official blog. The story says Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Coker is a skilled engineer, and does whatever it takes to make sure his unit is prepared for anything. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues two near Wrightsville Beach

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The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water 500 yards off Wrightsville Beach Sunday. The two men fell in the water when a storm front moved through the area and caused their 17-foot sailing vessel to capsize. Full story...
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Intoxicated swimmers rescued at Wrightsville Beach, Coast Guard hopes it's not a sign of things to come

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videoAn early morning swim turned dangerous at Wrightsville Beach. The man rescued was reportedly naked and somewhat intoxicated, but in good health, and was taken into custody by New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies. Full story...
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Hitching rides to Masonboro illegal, dangerous

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video Masonboro Island is a popular destination on the 4th of July, but the increased population on the island during the holiday may cause some issues and even break some laws. Masonboro Island has seen upwards of 2,000 people on summer holidays like the 4th of July. Full story...
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Coast Guard restores aids in inlet near Topsail

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The Coast Guard has completed the replacement of the aids to navigation in New Topsail Inlet Thursday. Full story...
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