Coast Guard responds to two vessel emergencies

Coast Guard helicopter and boat crews helped eight people on the charter boat Good Times, which was taking on water about 30 miles southeast of Hatteras Inlet on Aug. 9.

            The crew of the fishing boat Runaway called the Coast Guard at 12:21 p.m. reporting that the Good Times, a 44-foot boat with eight people aboard, was taking on water. A Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City dropped off their rescue swimmer and a dewatering pump to help get flooding under control. A Station Hatteras Inlet Motor Lifeboat crew arrived to assist and followed the Good Times to Hatteras Inlet, where the station’s 24-foot shallow water boat escorted them to Scott Boatyard in Buxton to get hauled out.

            Also on Aug. 9, the Coast Guard medevaced a woman from the cruise ship Adventure of the Seas about 20 miles southwest of Cape Hatteras. She was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.


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