Three aboard disabled sailing vessel near Avon rescued by helicopter 

By on March 8, 2023

(U.S. Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet)

On the morning of March 7, Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet was notified about a 25’ disabled sailing vessel approximately 3 nautical miles offshore from Avon, with 3 persons on board. Our CG47244 launched and began making way towards the sailing vessel. Due to the increasing weather, an MH-60 Jayhawk from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City was dispatched to assist.

Once on scene, the surfman on board made the determination that towing them south towards Hatteras would prove difficult due to the sea state. A tow north on the other hand, would have been a 30 NM tow to Oregon Inlet where a conditions would have deteriorated leading to an attempt at crossing a breaking bar at night with gale conditions.

Station OIC, in concurrence with Sector NC and District 5, believed the safest course of action to be helicopter evacuation.  The CG47244 maintained position as the rescue swimmer retrieved each person from the water one at a time and was hoisted onto the helo. Once all mariners had safely been retrieved, the helo departed scene and CG47244 began making way around the Diamond shoals and back to station.
A great coordination of assets to get the outcome we always want, the safety of lives at sea.





Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

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Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

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  • Michael

    The Coast Guard is the best. Thank you for all y’all do.

    Wednesday, Mar 8 @ 10:10 am
  • Bryan J

    Thank you, CG, as always.

    Wednesday, Mar 8 @ 1:17 pm
  • Lucas

    Did they tow the boat after removing the passengers? Or was it abandoned?

    Wednesday, Mar 8 @ 4:17 pm
  • Matt

    That’s when you need a pteradon to swoop in and rescue you.

    Wednesday, Mar 8 @ 5:22 pm
  • olin Hardy


    Thursday, Mar 9 @ 7:06 am
  • manteobxr

    Let’s review
    coastal windstorm + sailboaters= guaranteed rescue effort by Coast Guard. Everytime it blows!

    Thursday, Mar 9 @ 8:08 am
  • Tammy

    The US Coast Guard is the best.

    Thursday, Mar 9 @ 9:39 am
  • Tony

    I can tell you first hand these guys are amazing they do a phenomenal job

    Thursday, Mar 9 @ 1:59 pm