Coast Guard rescues 5 boaters on disabled boat near Oregon Inlet

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WAVY) – The U.S. Coast Guard assisted five boaters who were stuck on a disabled boat about 40 miles east of Oregon Inlet Saturday.

A citizen aboard a pleasure craft Fin Seeker notified Sector North Carolina’s watchstanders command center at 10 a.m. that a boat was disabled due to possible engine problems. 

Sector North Carolina launched a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Oregon Inlet to put the Fin Seeker on a 30-minute communications schedule.

Crews were able to tow the boat safely back to Oregon Inlet boat ramp in Nags Head. 

No one was hurt during this incident. 

“We applaud these boaters for doing the responsible thing and wearing life jackets,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Hudak, boat crew member during the case. “Utilizing the appropriate safety gear and staying in contact with the Coast Guard are two of the most important actions to take when in distress.” 

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