The Coast Guard assisted five boaters who were stranded approximately 40 miles east of Oregon Inlet Saturday.
A person on the pleasure craft Fin Seeker contacted the watchstanders at Sector North Carolina’s command center at 10 a.m. and reported that their boat was disabled due to possible engine problems, Coast Guard said.
Coast Guard said Sector North Carolina launched a Motor Lifeboat crew from Station Oregon Inlet to assist, and put the Fin Seeker on a 30-minute communications schedule.
The boat crew was able to put the boat in tow and safely take them to the Oregon Inlet Boat Ramp in Nags Head.
There were no reported injuries.
“We applaud these boaters for doing the responsible thing and wearing life jackets,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Hudak. “Utilizing the appropriate safety gear and staying in contact with the Coast Guard are two of the most important actions to take when in distress.”