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Coast Guard

Tall ship could cost city a tall price

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video A tall ship is apparently too tall for Downtown Wilmington. The Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle was scheduled to sail in to town Friday and dock at the riverfront, but it's height has organizers scrambling for a back-up plan for visitors. Full story...
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USCGC "Diligence" update

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Currently, DILIGENCE is moored at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland; however, she has reached significant milestones in preparing for sea. The cutter recently had successful "light offs": a basic test of both main diesel engines, the two ship service generators and emergency generator. Full story...
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Coast Guard needs help identifying false call suspects

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videoMaking a false distress call is a felony punishable up to ten years in prison, a $5,000 civil fine, a $250,000 criminal fine and reimbursement to the Coast Guard. Full story...
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Coast Guard needs help identifying false call suspects

The Coast Guard needs your help identifying two men overheard on their marine radios talking about making false distress calls. If you can identify a voice in the clip, call the Coast Guard at (252) 247-4571.

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Coast Guard tall ship Barque Eagle sets sail for Wilmington

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On August 6, the magnificent tall ship Barque Eagle will arrive in Downtown Wilmington at approximately 11:30 a.m. to dock for three days. Full story...
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Coast Guard Cutter Diligence leaves Port City Friday

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After a little more than seven weeks at home, the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is leaving port Friday. They will conduct homeland security operations, search and rescue, and will also work to keep immigrants and narcotics from coming into the country. Full story...
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Coast Guard helps build Habitat home

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They're usually busy protecting the waterways in our area. Today they traded in their sea legs for tool belts. Members of the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Unit Wilmington helped build a new home for Habitat for Humanity on Prices Lane in Wilmington. Full story...
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Diligence returns to Port City

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videoSpending weeks, even months, apart from someone you love is hard to do. Spouses of those on board the Coast Guard cutter Diligence are used to it but Thursday, that time apart came to an end. Full story...
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Interpretive panel explains more about the Dil I

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The Coast Guard cutter Diligence now has a better-explained place in Wilmington's history. Today the commander of the Diligence helped unveil a new interpretive panel at the Cape Fear Museum that provides information about the Dil I. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues vessel thanks to EPIRB

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videoA 30-foot sailboat ended up almost 40 miles off shore with torn up sails and no power. If it wasn't for the distress call system they had on board, the search may have had a much different outcome. Full story...
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USCG cutter Diligence returns to Port City

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The crew members aboard the Coast Guard cutter Diligence gave themselves and their families quite a Christmas present today. They came home. Full story...
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USCG Diligence back out to sea instead of coming home

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They were just hours away from coming home for the holidays, however, the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Diligence has been diverted back out to sea. Full story...
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Diligence Dash

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videoThe Coast Guard hosted the 15th Annual Diligence Dash Saturday morning. John Rendleman has the race recap. Full story...
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Wilmington is still a Coast Guard City

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Wilmington is still a "Coast Guard City". Full story...
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Coast Guard Responds to Sinking Charter Boat

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videoThe AQUATIC SAFARIS I was 22 miles off shore when it started taking on water Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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