Charter with eight aboard helped after hitting sunken object

By on May 26, 2018

Seaman Nate Kapsar monitors the towline as his crew tows Miss Nell through Oregon Inlet. (USCG Petty Officer 2nd Class Travis Porter)

A charter boat with eight people on board hit a sunken object and began taking on water Saturday morning about 30 miles southeast of Oregon Inlet.

The Coast Guard was called to help at 6:40 a.m. and sent a boat crew from Oregon Inlet and a helicopter from Elizabeth City.

Meanwhile, a nearby boater boarded the Miss Nell with a dewatering pump to reduce the flooding, according to a Coast Guard statement.

When the Jayhawk helicopter arrived, the crew lowered a rescue swimmer and dewatering pump.

The lifeboat crew towed the Miss Nell back to Wanchese Harbor.

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  • Missy

    Tragedy averted in the two recent boating mishaps. Tremendous and selfless work by USCG and Good Samaritans–“Semper Paratus”–Always Ready!

    Monday, May 28 @ 9:54 am
  • Randolph Thomas

    I wonder if it was one of those 70 or so shipping containers that fell off the Maresk Shanghai back in early March?

    Tuesday, May 29 @ 9:18 am