NPS reports yacht aground at National Seashore

By on January 25, 2022

(National Park Service)

The Vivens Aqua on the beach near south end of Ocracoke Island. (NPS photo)

In a release issued around noon of Jan. 25, the National Park Service reports that a yacht has run aground on Ocracoke Island.

“A 55-foot yacht named the Vivens Aqua grounded at Cape Hatteras National Seashore near the south end of Ocracoke Island. The grounding occurred at approximately 1 a.m. this morning, according to the yacht’s owner. The National Park Service is consulting with the U.S. Coast Guard and working with the owner to have the vessel removed from the beach.”





County Dare, North Carolina
Dare County Tourism Board

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Visitors Bureau will hold a public meeting to review the plans for an Outer Banks Event Center. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Keeper’s Galley building at Haven on the Banks, 115 Dove Street, Nags Head North Carolina 27959.

Still in the conceptual phase, the Event Center is intended to provide suitable and flexible space for year-round events, concerts, sports, meetings, smaller tradeshows, galas and any number of other uses. Learn more about the benefits for visitors and residents and how the Event Center is planned to complement the new Soundside boardwalk that is being designed.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions. For additional information, please visit our Event Center FAQ page.



  • DUAL-C

    Some of Christopher Columbus’s descendants. ”Look we discovered Ocracoke!”

    Wednesday, Jan 26 @ 9:35 am
  • Ben

    Curious, can a person legally board it and strip out the good stuff?

    Wednesday, Jan 26 @ 5:31 pm
  • Bud

    Ben, I doubt it can be legally pirated because it is not an abandoned vessel.

    Friday, Jan 28 @ 11:51 am