U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina

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Operating as usual

Thank you to those that served before us! #VeteransDay
11/11/2020

Thank you to those that served before us! #VeteransDay

Today, we honor the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who served their country during times of war and armed conflict. For those that serve, have served and will serve in the future, today and everyday we say thank you. #HONOR #RESPECT #DEVOTION #USCG

The Coast Guard responded to and is investigating a collision that reportedly took place between a 94-foot tug and barge...
11/04/2020

The Coast Guard responded to and is investigating a collision that reportedly took place between a 94-foot tug and barge, and a pontoon boat, near the Emerald Isle High-Rise Bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, Tuesday.

Please click the link for more information: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCG/bulletins/2aa1a10

We truly appreciate all of the support from our Outer Banks community and from around the country.
10/26/2020
Coast Guard families impacted by fire in Buxton, NC

We truly appreciate all of the support from our Outer Banks community and from around the country.

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10/23/2020

A statement from Capt. Matt Baer, Commander of Sector North Carolina, "This morning, a fire took place at a commercial residential complex in Buxton, North Carolina where several active duty Coast Guard members live.

With great sadness, I have confirmed that the family of one of our active duty members is currently unaccounted for. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers while we investigate this incident with local authorities.

The Coast Guard is a small organization. This tragic incident impacts not only this family, crew and station, but various members, families and units throughout the Coast Guard.

In addition to the individuals currently unaccounted for, three other Coast Guard members and their families were displaced by the fire. They are currently in a safe shelter location.

Members trained in critical incident stress management are currently enroute to support those impacted by this tragedy. We are also working with the Coast Guard Foundation and other organizations to further support our members and families during this difficult time."

Check out these photos from #USCG Station Oak Island's vessel escort this morning! #MaritimeSecurity with a view!
09/18/2020

Check out these photos from #USCG Station Oak Island's vessel escort this morning! #MaritimeSecurity with a view!

Today Capt. Baer hosted Mayor Bill Saffo from the City of Wilmington, NC Government to discuss #USCG operations and pers...
09/17/2020

Today Capt. Baer hosted Mayor Bill Saffo from the City of Wilmington, NC Government to discuss #USCG operations and personnel. #DYK Wilmington is an official Coast Guard City?

09/11/2020
Admiral Karl Schultz

All available boats... #neverforget

He was supposed to be in the Twin Towers on 9/11. Instead, LT Michael Day helped coordinate the largest maritime evacuation in human history. After the World Trade Center collapsed, more than 500,000 people fled lower Manhattan, launching a rescue effort that involved virtually every part of the tightknit maritime community in New York. Now, CAPT Day is serving on my team. His actions, and the actions of all first responders, ensure we will never forget.

#NeverForget

09/10/2020

Today #USCG Station Oak Island & the Sector Incident Management Division practiced placing boom. This helps us stay #alwaysready in the event we need it to respond to an oil spill!

This afternoon our team including the Sector Boarding Team, USCGC Bluefin, Station Oak Island and our partners New Hanov...
09/02/2020

This afternoon our team including the Sector Boarding Team, USCGC Bluefin, Station Oak Island and our partners New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, Wilmington, NC Police Department, Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, NC, and North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission protected the safety and security of the waterway on the Cape Fear River.

Check out these photos from U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet from their night training last week! Night makes a s...
08/29/2020

Check out these photos from U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet from their night training last week! Night makes a situation look completely different, so looking at landmarks in the Area of Responsibility and practicing search and rescue techniques in the dark keep our crews #alwaysready.

08/26/2020
Admiral Karl Schultz

Check out this awesome video in honor of #WomensEqualityDay!

It's time to smash the bias. #WomensEqualityDay

Today Sector personnel checked out the salvage progress of the more than 30 vessels displaced from Hurricane Isaias in S...
08/21/2020

Today Sector personnel checked out the salvage progress of the more than 30 vessels displaced from Hurricane Isaias in Southport, NC. There are no active oil discharges, and the Coast Guard is overseeing the responsible parties that are actively working to remove the vessels. #USCG #ReadyRelevantResponsive

08/08/2020

Sector North Carolina is currently experiencing phone outages.

If you need to contact Sector North Carolina, please call:
(910) 362-4015 or (910) 362-4017.

08/05/2020
U.S. Marine Corps

Yesterday we celebrated the #USCG birthday by conducting post-storm operations to quickly reopen the ports and respond to pollution reports, but we really appreciated the U.S. Marine Corps birthday shout out! #alwaysready #HBD

Happy birthday U.S. Coast Guard! Enjoy the cake. You've earned it for 230 years of being Semper Paratus. Here's to many more of being Always Ready!

08/02/2020
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center

The NHC on the possible storm surge coming to North Carolina: "You could be many, many miles inland and still see storm surge dangers associated with this system." We're poised and ready to respond following the storm. Please remove your boats from the water if you can or make sure they're secure. #staysafeNC #alwaysready

Ken Graham, director of the National Hurricane Center, with the 5 p.m. EDT Sunday update regarding Tropical Storm Isaias. Closed-captioning is available.

08/01/2020
Sector NC prepares for Hurricane Isaias

Capt. Matt Baer, Sector North Carolina Commander, spoke with WRAL TV this afternoon to discuss #USCG preparations for #HurricaneIsaias and remind viewers of the dangerous beach and sea conditions storms can bring! #staysafeNC #alwaysready

Tropical Storm Isaias could bring T.S. force winds to #northcarolina as early as Monday morning. Boaters, make sure you ...
07/30/2020

Tropical Storm Isaias could bring T.S. force winds to #northcarolina as early as Monday morning. Boaters, make sure you stow your gear and move your boat out of the water if you can, or move it to a safe place and secure it well!

Last week our crew participated in the annual Fifth District Hurricane Exercise to stay #alwaysready throughout Hurrican...
07/19/2020

Last week our crew participated in the annual Fifth District Hurricane Exercise to stay #alwaysready throughout Hurricane Season. Are you and your family prepared? Check out the resources in the comment below!

#HBD AMVER! The Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System has been used to save lives on the high seas for 62 yea...
07/19/2020

#HBD AMVER! The Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System has been used to save lives on the high seas for 62 years.

Was anyone born on July 18, 1958? If so, you share a birthday with the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System, or "AMVER."

It is a voluntary, computer-based global ship reporting system used world wide to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea.

Merchant ship owners and managers register their vessels which can then be called upon to assist others nearby.

For more information on how commercial vessels can participate, view the @amveruscg fact sheet at:https://www.amver.com/Content/Docs/Facts/UscgCgMixAmverFactSheet.pdf

EPIRBs and safety equipment save lives! Check out these photos from a vessel fire last night where #USCG Station Fort Ma...
07/16/2020

EPIRBs and safety equipment save lives! Check out these photos from a vessel fire last night where #USCG Station Fort Macon rescued the crew following emergency notification. #registeryourEPIRB #alwaysready

Today we celebrated the official frocking of Captain Matt Baer. Congratulations to Captain Baer and his family.
06/26/2020

Today we celebrated the official frocking of Captain Matt Baer. Congratulations to Captain Baer and his family.

Start the summer out safely by wearing a life jacket if you’re on the water this Memorial Day weekend!
05/23/2020

Start the summer out safely by wearing a life jacket if you’re on the water this Memorial Day weekend!

Safety isn’t optional – always make sure your life jacket fits properly and is in good condition before heading out on the water. #safeboating

Captain Bion Stewart is relieved by Commander Matt Baer in a time honored change of command ceremony for USCG Sector Nor...
05/22/2020
Coast Guard Sector North Carolina holds Change of Command Ceremony in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

Captain Bion Stewart is relieved by Commander Matt Baer in a time honored change of command ceremony for USCG Sector North Carolina.

All the best to Captain Stewart at his next assignment, and a warm welcome to Commander Baer!
#SemperParatus

Coast Guard Cmdr. Matthew Baer relieved Capt. Bion Stewart as commander of Coast Guard Sector North Carolina during a change of command ceremony at Sector Field Office Fort Macon in Atlantic Beach, May 5, 2020. Rear Adm. Keith Smith, commander of the Fifth Coast Guard District, presided over the cer...

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05/13/2020

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BIG NEWS: North Carolina Ports will make history next week as the largest container ship in NC Ports history will call the Port of Wilmington. The MV Hyundai Hope has a carrying capacity of nearly 14,000 TEUs and is one of the largest vessels calling the United States East Coast. Here’s a look at the vessel as it stopped in Cartagena, Colombia earlier this week on its way to Wilmington. This historic milestone would not have been possible without recent investments including our three neo-Panamax cranes, berth enhancements and turning basin expansion.

Photo credit: SPRC Cartagena, Colombia

05/08/2020

Commander Tracy Wirth, Response Department Head of Sector North Carolina, with a few words during Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020.

U.S. Coast Guard
04/24/2020

U.S. Coast Guard

#BoatingSafetyFriday: Carbon monoxide can accumulate anywhere in or around your boat. Every boater should be aware of the risks associated with carbon monoxide to protect everyone aboard.

CO can accumulate in inadequately ventilated canvas enclosures, blocked exhaust outlets, and at slow speeds, while idling, or stopped.

Learn more: http://ow.ly/NSvu50ziRq8 or go to http://ow.ly/R0En50ziRq7. Stay safe! 🇺🇸

North Carolina Ports
01/23/2020

North Carolina Ports

The North Carolina Ports Board of Directors honored Captain Bion B. Stewart and the entire U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina at January’s meeting. The Coast Guard plays an integral role in protecting the waterways throughout North Carolina and Captain Stewart, together with his team continually answer the call to duty. Captain Stewart and his team helped lead the planning efforts to ensure the safe delivery of our three neo-Panamax cranes up the Cape Fear River. These cranes continue to help North Carolina Ports contribute to the state’s economy with the movement of record cargo volumes through the Port of Wilmington.

Happy Halloween from Coast Guard Sector North Carolina!  To celebrate Halloween the Sector Morale Committee held the ann...
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from Coast Guard Sector North Carolina!
To celebrate Halloween the Sector Morale Committee held the annual Chili Cook-off and Costume Contest. MST3 Zach Abshire took home the honors of best chili and CWO
Cartagena-Canedo won best costume. Everyone enjoyed the camaraderie as well as the multiple delicious chili’s and side dishes brought in by the crew.

> On October 29th, members of Coast Guard Sector NC Incident Management Division (IMD) conducted boom deployment traini...
10/31/2019

> On October 29th, members of Coast Guard Sector NC Incident Management Division (IMD) conducted boom deployment training with Coast Guard Station Fort Macon. Using a realistic scenario, IMD initiated booming around the USCGC RICHARD SNYDER that simulated a spill. In conjunction with Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Fort Macon and Station Fort Macon, the Sector IMD illustrated the fundamentals of booming oil and hazardous material in the water, as well as boom anchoring and booming strategies.

Other notable attendees of this training includes Coast Guard District 5 District Response Advisory Team (DRAT), Duke Labs students, and Emergency Management personnel from North Carolina.

09/04/2019
09/01/2019
www.fema.gov

Great info in this Hurricane Preparation document from FEMA.
PREPARE EARLY....STAY SAFE!!
#Dorian

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1494007144395-b0e215ae1ba6ac1b556f084e190e5862/FEMA_2017_Hurricane_HTP_FINAL.pdf

Sector North Carolina Response Department conducted boom deployment training with Station Wrightsville beach on August 2...
08/30/2019

Sector North Carolina Response Department conducted boom deployment training with Station Wrightsville beach on August 29th. The training involved a multi agency response to a mock scenario involving a 250 gallon diesel discharge on the ICW. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Department, the Wilmington Police Department, and SR&R Environmental also took part in the training scenario.

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721 Medical Center Dr, Ste 100
Wilmington, NC
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