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Coast Guard

Port, river issues focus of joint federal effort in Wilmington

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Daily operations along the Cape Fear River will be more efficient thanks to a new joint effort in Wilmington. Full story...
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Diligence welcomes visitors during Azalea Festival

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is in port and open to the public this weekend for the Azalea Festival. Full story...
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Coast Guard finds body of missing NC boater

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The US Coast Guard says a body found at the entrance of Bay River is that of a man missing since his fishing boat capsized off the coast of North Carolina. Full story...
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Coast Guard advises of dredging operations on Cape Fear River

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The Coast Guard is advising mariners that dredging operations will be conducted on the Cape Fear River from February 18 to April 30. Full story...
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Coast Guard helps with skydiver rescue

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The Coast Guard assisted local agencies during a search for a missing skydiver who missed her mark and landed in the water near Oak Island Saturday morning. Full story...
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Coast Guard medevacs 1 from cruise ship near Cape Fear River

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The Coast Guard medically evacuated a man after receiving a call for assistance from a cruise ship near the entrance to the Cape Fear River Sunday. Full story...
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Diligence celebrates crew member's retirement

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence said goodbye today to a longtime veteran. Chief machinery technician Bill Jones concluded his military service in an afternoon retirement ceremony along the Wilmington riverfront. Full story...
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Cold-stunned turtles return to warmer water

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An early blast of cold weather along the Atlantic seaboard has left wildlife experts scrambling to save dozens of sea turtles stunned by the chilled water. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: USS Gravely has close call with sailboat

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Viewer Mark Todd shot this video of the Gravely as it headed down the Cape Fear River. As it neared Snow's Cut, a sailboat got a little too close. Full story...
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Diligence leaves the Port City

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video A Port City icon will be missing for a couple months. The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is leaving port. Full story...
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Tours suspended aboard the "Diligence"

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DILIGENCE will be resurfacing its flight deck starting Wednesday August 11th. Due to safety concerns and the extended hours the contractors will be working, tours will not be given from August 11th to August 16th. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Riding up the river on the Barque Eagle

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video WWAY was the only Wilmington TV station on board as the ship made the final leg of its trip up the Cape Fear River to the State Port. Full story...
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City releases info on Barque Eagle tour tickets

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Tickets are free of charge and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. These tickets are expected to go quickly. A limited number of tickets will be available at designated locations. Full story...
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USCGC Diligence comes home

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video Hundreds of people lined up along the Cape Fear River Monday afternoon to greet the sailors aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. After a number of fire and flood drills and a thorough inspection of the vessel diligence and her crew were declared "ready for sea" and allowed to return to Wilmington. Full story...
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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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