Tag Archives: Pamlico Sound

Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman in Pamlico Sound

The Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, Thursday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a call on VHF-FM channel 16 at about 5:55 p.m., reporting that a 53-year-old deckhand aboard the 83-foot fishing vessel Chasity Brooke injured his hand about 10 miles east of Hobucken, North Carolina. Sector North Carolina watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew from Station Hobucken to assist. –USCG

Coast Guard medevacs man off fishing vessel near Hatteras, NC

coast guardThe Coast Guard medevaced a man Tuesday off a fishing vessel in the Pamlico Sound near Hatteras. Sector North Carolina watchstanders were notified at approximately 9:15 p.m. Tuesday a man aboard the fishing vessel Jane Carolyn, was reportedly unconscious and would not awaken.  A Coast Guard 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Hatteras Inlet launched at approximately 10:00 p.m. and arrived on scene at approximately 10:40 p.m. The crew medevaced and transferred the man to Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head for further medical attention. “We were glad the crew was able to arrive quickly to the fishing vessel,” said Craig Sanders, operations unit controller at Sector North Carolina. “We value the training of our crews to respond quickly to these situations.” Link 12:51

Sharks and stingrays in the Pamlico?

The only large shark I’ve ever actually seen in Pamlico Sound was behind Cedar Island. Two large commercial fishing boats were going about setting out a huge “long-haul net” in one of the unusually deep (maybe 9-feet deep) sections of the sound. The two boats gradually played out the net off their sterns as they went in opposite directions, circled around and completed the net-set with the estimated net length of one mile. With the aid of several smaller boats,,, Read the rest here 13:10

Massive fish kill continues in the Neuse River By Eddie Fitzgerald, Sun Journal Staff NewBern, North Carolina

A massive fish kill on theNeuseRiver that has been ongoing for nearly a month has resulted in thousands of menhaden washed up on beaches nearNeuseHarbor. Mitch Blake, Neuse Riverkeeper, viewed the area Tuesday afternoon, saying there were several hundred thousand dead fish washed up on the beach and in the river. For 21 days, mostly Atlantic menhaden have been dying over a large portion of the river fromNew Bernto Hancock Creek, Blake said in an email. Some of the dead menhaden have ulcers that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials have identified as Aphanomyces invadans from six samples analyzed in Beaufort.