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UPDATE: Coast Guard restores offshore radio communications

Coast Guard Sector North Carolina reported a loss of radio communication capability Thursday night, but had it restored by Friday morning.

Repairs were completed at approximately 4 a.m.  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 were 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.