Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet assists disabled vessel
Published 4:50 pm Thursday, January 30, 2020
On January 30 at 9:30 a.m., Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet received a report of a vessel offshore that had been experiencing complications with its fuel system. It was reported that the vessel had lost power entirely and also could not retract its outlying gear.
When the Station Oregon Inlet boat crew arrived on scene, they made an assessment plan and placed the vessel in stern tow to slowly make their way back to inlet. Despite heavy swell during the inbound approach, both vessels safely made their way across the bar.
“Our crew continued the tow back to Wanchese harbor where the boat was safely moored,” read a post from Station Oregon Inlet. “We are thankful for the quick thinking of our crew and proper communication that made this a successful case!”