Coast Guard aids crew of shrimping vessel

By on October 24, 2021

(U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet)

(Photo credit: U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet)

The U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet has posted this report of its rescue of a missing shrimping vessel on Friday, Oct. 22. Here is the report.

At 1030 (10:30 a.m.), Station Hatteras received a phone call about an overdue shrimping vessel, Miss Sophia, out of Engelhard, NC. Watch standers began calling local marinas for information on any potential sightings, which all came back negative.

Sector NC was finally able to make contact with the captain and verify that the Miss Sophia was approximately 4 miles away from Engelhard. Following a loss of electronics followed by steering, Miss Sophia drifted and ran aground on Pringleton Shoal.

CG29219, our Response Boat-Small launched and after a brief search was on scene at 1415. After making communication with the captain and his mate, they were brought onboard the CG29219 which transported them to Engelhard. CG29219 made way back to the station and was moored at 1738.

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  • Lucas

    Were they able to rescue the boat itself?

    Monday, Oct 25 @ 10:59 am