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Coast Guard

FIRST ON 3: Crews can't find source oil leak on Wilmington riverfront

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Crews investigated an oil leak this morning along the Wilmington riverfront. The Coast Guard and Wilmington Fire Department were called out around 8 a.m. after someone walking along the Riverwalk spotted the oil in the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Coast Guard flies man to NC hospital

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The Coast Guard has flown a man with a medical condition from a cruise ship to a North Carolina hospital. Full story...
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Boater killed after boat hits rocks near Masonboro Inlet

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The Coast Guard says one man is dead after a boat accident at the Masonboro Inlet near Wilmington. Full story...
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Diligence hardly listless as it takes break for maintenance

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is a common sight along Wilmington's riverfront, but lately you may have noticed it a little askew. Full story...
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Coast Guard warns of shallow water in NC inlet

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The Coast Guard is warning boaters of shallow water in an inlet southwest of Wilmington. Full story...
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Coast Guard temporarily removes navigational aids from Lockwoods Folly Inlet

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Coast Guard Sector North Carolina personnel temporarily removed the aids to navigation from Lockwoods Folly Inlet this week due to severe shoaling in the waterway. Full story...
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Coast Guard buoy tender Elm in town

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There is a new face in the Port City. You may have noticed the large black Coast Guard ship next to the Diligence. It is the Coast Guard ship Elm. Full story...
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Diligence closed to tours during maintenance

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is a draw along downtown Wilmington's Riverwalk, but for the next several months it will not be open to visitors. Full story...
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Former crewman hopes to bring Coast Guard Cutter Midgett to Wilmington

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video If a Wilmington man gets his way, you could be climbing aboard a new ship in the Cape Fear River in the future. The Coast Guard Cutter Midgett is still in service, but a former crew member hopes that when the ship is decommissioned it will make its permanent home in the Port City. Full story...
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Diligence home from mission in Caribbean

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Family and friends welcomed home the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence this afternoon. The ship returned from a 45-day multi-mission patrol in the Caribbean. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with jumping off Wrightsville Beach bridge

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The search for a man who jumped off a Wrightsville Beach bridge early this morning ended with a man in jail. Joseph Compton, 28, is charged with jumping from a state bridge, resist, delay and obstruction. Full story...
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Irene's impact on waterways affects boaters, fisherman

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video Hurricane Irene's had a big impact up the coast from here, but the Coast Guard says our area's beaches were relatively unscathed. Boaters and fishermen from Pleasure Island say the Carolina Beach Inlet has become even more of a problem after Irene. Full story...
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Coast Guard recovers man from Wrightsville Beach Channel

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A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Wrightsville Beach recovered a body today from the Wrightsville Beach Channel. Full story...
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Diligence, WFD practice for fire onboard

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video If you noticed more activity than usual on the downtown Wilmington waterfront today, it was from a Coast Guard and Fire Department drill. It was one test that Douglas Goodwin, the new commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, thinks is very important. Full story...
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New commander takes helm of Diligence

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The next time the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence leaves port, it will set sail with a new man at the helm. Full story...
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