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 Contracting Company will receive sealed proposals for Manns Harbor – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-8), Kitty Hawk – EMS/Fire Facility (EMS-9), Manteo – Youth Center on January 09, 2024. Times to be given on via addendum #01. See the following SCOPE OF WORK: BP 100 – General Trades, BP 105 – Final Cleaning, BP 205 – Demolition, BP 390 – Turnkey Concrete, BP 400 – Turnkey Masonry, BP 500 – Turnkey Structural Steel & Misc. Steel, BP 505 – Light Gauge Metal Trusses, BP 740 – Roofing, BP750 – Siding, BP 790 – Caulking/Sealants, BP 800 – Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware/Toilet Specialties/Accessories/Division 10, BP 840 – Curtainwall/Storefront/Glass/Glazing, BP 925 – Drywall/Framing, BP 960 – Resilient Flooring/Carpet/Base/Epoxy, BP 980 – Acoustical Ceilings, BP 990 – Painting and Wall Coverings, BP 1230 – Finish Carpentry and Casework, BP 1250 – Window Treatments, BP 2100 – Fire Protection, BP 2200 – Plumbing, BP 2300 – HVAC, BP 2600 – Electrical, BP 3100 – Earthwork/Turnkey Site, BP 3213- Site Concrete, BP 3290 – Landscaping. Scopes of work may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager.

Bid Location and Time: Bid opening will be held in the Barnhill Contracting Rocky Mount Training & GPS Technology Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Time is as follows: January 09, 2024 at 10:00am and 2:00pm. Times per packages to be given on via addendum #01.

Barnhill Contracting Company will receive, open, and read publicly all bids received in person in the Training & GPS Technology Room at the main office and listed with the virtual viewing at the link to be posted on Barnhill’s Plan Room.

Bids will not be accepted from bidders that are not pre-qualified. No facsimile or email submissions are permitted. Sealed bids are to be hand delivered to the bid opening location noted above or mailed Sealed Bids can be delivered before 9:00am the day of the bid to the Barnhill Contracting Company Office at 800 Tiffany Blvd., Suite 200 Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Attention “Clint Hardison.”

The pre-bid meeting will be held in Person & Zoom Meeting on December 06, 2023 at 10:00 am at the Barnhill Contracting’s Rocky Mount Main Conference Room: 800 Tiffany Bvld, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

The pre-bid meeting link can be located on Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( and below. A preferred brand alternates meeting will be held via the same link at the end of the Prebid meeting.

Bid Documents can be viewed or downloaded through Barnhill’s online Building Division Plan Room ( after 12/04/2023.

All Bidders are strongly encouraged to include opportunities for HUB participation wherever possible in their respective Bid submission.  HUB participation is a part of this contract and must comply with all requirements set forth in the Bid Documents.

The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to add pre-qualified bidders. The Construction Manager and Owner reserve the right to reject any and all bids. Should you require additional direction, please call Barnhill Contracting Company, (Clint Hardison – 252-802-0740).

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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