Coast Guard restores offshore radio communications along NC coast
WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Coast Guard Sector North Carolina restored radio communication capabilities Friday after losing it Thursday.
Coast Guard Sector North Carolina reported a loss of radio communication capability Thursday.
The Coast Guard could monitor radio traffic offshore and urged mariners to use extreme caution throughout the North Carolina Captain of the Port Zone.
Repairs were completed around 4 a.m. Friday. An HC-130 Hercules airplane was launched Thursday night to monitor radio communications in the North Carolina Captain of the Port Zone until repairs were completed.
Mariners are reminded to check all safety equipment, carry a fully charged cell phone, and file a float plan with a friend or family member before getting underway.
If in distress, mariners should attempt to call Sector North Carolina at (910) 343-3880.