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Coast Guard

September 14, 2017

MAPLE — Camping has always been a hallmark activity of the Boy Scouts. The great outdoors is their classroom, where they learn valuable life lessons.

Now, thanks to a group of volunteers from Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City, local Scouts will soon have a place of their own to go…

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September 10, 2017

When disaster strikes, the Coast Guard answers the call.

And when Hurricane Harvey hit, Coast Guard members from around the country responded. Crews that were located in the areas that were damaged were joined by shipmates and aircrew members from across the country.

Air Stations from coast to…

September 10, 2017

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Coast Guard Atlantic Area personnel stationed in the Hampton Roads, Va., area continue to respond to the impacts of Hurricane Harvey Friday.

Local Coast Guard units providing support include the Fifth Coast Guard District, Force Readiness Command, Maritime Security Response…

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September 10, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard didn’t have to send Lt. JG Andrew Jacot to Houston after Hurricane Harvey.

Jacot was already there in Texas.

The 25-year-old Perquimans County native is stationed in Texas as part of a group that inspects ships using the Houston/Galveston Bay channel. He deals with safety,…

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August 29, 2017

Local U.S. Coast Guard crews are assisting in rescue efforts underway in eastern Texas this week in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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August 28, 2017

Aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City are searching for two fishermen reported missing southwest of the Wilmington area.

Steve Chaney and David Hambrick, both of Oak Island, left the South Harbor Boat Ramp at Oak Island in a 22-foot boat about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Coast Guard officials…

August 27, 2017

Imagine being out to sea alone on a 30-foot boat and waking with a jolt at 4 a.m. when your vessel suddenly runs aground in pitch-black darkness.

That was the scenario experienced by 80-year-old Jacob "Jack" Van Ommen on June 24 as he was leaving Portsmouth, Va., on his way to a boat show at Mystic…

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August 27, 2017

If ever you enter the office of Coast Guard Cmdr. Warren Judge, he will most likely greet you not with a handshake, but with a fist bump.

It won’t take him long to hoist himself from his chair and cross the room, mainly because he does not sit in one – he prefers to stand at a raised…

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August 27, 2017

Although summer is winding down, there is plenty of time throughout the year for extended weekend trips or adventures over holiday breaks. There is a bounty of natural beauty all across the country, with sights and adventures for people of all ages.

The most memorable parts of our cross-country…

August 13, 2017

Cutter offloads

3 tons of cocaine

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba offloaded approximately 3.1 tons of cocaine Monday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $85 million in wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

The offload comes…

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