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Coast Guard Assistance, Pasquotank River, near Elizabeth City, Albemarle Sound

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Elizabeth City, A SALTY SOUTHEAST CRUISERS’ NET SPONSOR and the friendliest-to-boaters community on the Waterway, is located on the Pasquotank River off the northeast corner of Albemarle Sound and at the southern end of the Dismal Swamp Canal Route. This wonderful community continues its calendar of exciting events! The canal is currently closed, but scheduled to be re-opened to navigation by summer’s end.

united states coast guard 

News Release 

July 31, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 5th District Mid-Atlantic
Contact: 5th District Public Affairs
Office: (757) 398-6272
After Hours: (757) 434-7712

Coast Guard assists yacht taking on water near Elizabeth City, NC


Coast Guard assists yacht taking on water near Elizabeth City, NC

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard helped dewater a yacht that had run aground and was taking on water in the Pasquotank River near Elizabeth City, Sunday.

A crew member aboard the 43-foot motor boat Eager Miss contacted Sector North Carolina watchstanders at approximately 4 p.m. to report the vessel carrying six adults and one child had run aground and was taking on water.

Station Elizabeth City diverted a 29-foot Response Boat–Small (RB-S) crew that was already underway to assist. 

Once on scene, the RB-S crew sent two crewmembers aboard with a pump to keep up with the flow of water. 

The Coast Guard crew remained on scene until a commercial towing vessel arrived. The yacht, with passengers aboard, was then towed to The Pelican Marina in Elizabeth City.

“This case was a prime example how being prepared is so important,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Frederick Lamm, a crew member from Station Elizabeth City who responded to the case. “Knowing the draft of your vessel and having accurate waterway charts can help prevent getting into a dangerous situation.”



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Comments from the Cruisers' Net Community (1)

  1. Flagrante Delicto -  August 4, 2017 - 1:32 pm

    “When the draft of your vessel exceeds the depth of water, you are most definitely aground.”
    Water Rat


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