VIDEO: Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet assists disabled sport fisher across the bar

The Coast Guard helping a disabled vessel near Oregon Inlet on June 14.

Coast Guard crews aided a disabled vessel across the bar Sunday after the sport fisher experienced steering complications.

Oregon Inlet Tow

Station Oregon Inlet Case UpdateDate: 14JUN2020Time: 1837Location: 8 NM east offshoreWatch standers at Station Oregon Inlet were informed of a disabled sport fisher with 08 people on board approximately 8 nautical miles offshore. The vessel had been experiencing steering system complications and the possibility that they could potentially lose steering while crossing the bar became likely. With the tides ebbing and the bar beginning to break, our crew launched to assist the vessel and place them in tow. Shown here is a video of our tow approach with the vessel along with our inbound transit through the bar. Bravo Zulu crew!

Posted by U.S. Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet on Monday, June 15, 2020

The incident happened about 6:35 p.m. about eight miles offshore, Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet said in a Facebook post.

“The vessel had been experiencing steering system complications and the possibility that they could potentially lose steering while crossing the bar became likely,” the post said. “With the tides ebbing and the bar beginning to break, our crew launched to assist the vessel and place them in tow.”

The crew posted a video of their tow approach with the vessel along with our inbound transit through the bar.

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