Station Oregon Inlet crewmembers assist boat just north of channel
Published 12:14 pm Saturday, November 7, 2020
Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet received a report around 6 p.m. on Friday, November 6 of a 38 ft. sport fisher with one person on board that had run aground on the Oregon Inlet Bar just north of the channel.
“After launching our 47 Motor Life Boat, the vessel report that he was out of the breaking waves, but was still being bounced on the bottom,” stated Station Oregon Inlet’s case update. “This brought concerns of damage to the vessel’s hull or rudder posts, which could cause flooding on the vessel.”
The vessel soon broke free of the bar, but in the dark conditions needed assistance locating the channel.
Upon arriving on scene, the Coast Guard crewmembers confirmed that the vessel was not taking on any water and was able to make way under its own power. The 47 Motor Life Boat then escorted the vessel safely back to its home port.
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