Lumber River rescuers

When Hurricane Matthew took a surprise turn inland in North Carolina, Coast Guard Sector North Carolina Petty Officer 1st Class James Prosser worked feverishly with his command to determine how best to get his kids home safely. Once he was able to get his family together again, he returned to Lumberton, North Carolina, to offer support and supplies to the people still in the area.


OS2 Neumann

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: OS2 Lindsey Neumann

When the tour ship HMS Bounty started sinking off the coast of North Carolina in 2012, Operations Specialist 2nd Class Lindsey Neumann answered the distress call that launched 14 aircraft and two ships to safely rescue 14 members of the 16-man crew.


1 day, 3 missions, 4 lives saved

It was a week after Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp had given his State of the Coast Guard address. Capt. Joseph P. Kelly, commanding officer of Air Station Elizabeth City, had set aside an afternoon for all-hands training to watch the speech and reflect on themes from the address. In the two hours surrounding the scheduled training time, however, the SAR alarm had sounded. Not once, but three times. In a period of just a few short hours crews would launch out of Air Station Elizabeth City one after the other. By day’s end four lives would be saved.


The boatcrew from Coast Guard Cutter Block Island. From left to right: Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Iannizzaro, Petty Officer 3rd Class Chuck Seckinger, Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Losinger and Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Mullinax.

Shipmate of the Week – Petty Officers Losinger, Mullinax, Seckinger and Iannizzaro

In the early hours of a June morning, Coast Guard Cutter Block Island was underway off the coast of North Carolina rounding the historically perilous waters off Cape Hatteras, an area frequently referred to as the “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” […]


Coast Guard establishes safety zone for PETN spill

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port responsible for the Port of Morehead City, North Carolina, has ordered a 300-yard safety zone around the vessel LEHMANN FORESTER and closed the port in response to the puncturing of a single container […]