WILMINGTON, N.C. – Four people were rescued Thursday by the Coast Guard after their boat became disabled 26 miles southeast of Hatteras Inlet.
The call came into watchstanders at the Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington via VHF-marine radio at about 4:15 p.m. Wednesday that the 23-foot boat Joe Dot Com was disabled with four people aboard.
Watchstanders diverted a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet to assist the boat at approximately 5:25 p.m. and arrived on scene about two hours later. The boat crew towed the vessel and arrived at Teach’s Lair Marina in Hatteras just before 2 a.m. Thursday where the vessel moored up.
“Great job to the crew of Station Hatteras Inlet for their quick response and exceptional endurance during this mission,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Sansoucie, operations unit controller at Sector North Carolina. “This incident is a perfect example of the value of a VHF-marine radio and the required maintenance of seagoing vessels.”
No injuries or pollution was reported.