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Coast Guard warns no offshore communication off NC coast

Posted May 3, 2018 9:58 p.m. EDT

Coast Guard

— Coast Guard Sector North Carolina reported a loss of radio communication capability Thursday evening, a spokesperson said.

The Coast Guard can't monitor radio traffic offshore and is urging boaters to use extreme caution throughout the North Carolina Captain of the Port Zone.

Boaters should use all safety equipment, carry a fully charged cell phone and file a float plan with a friend or family member before getting underway.

If in distress, boaters should attempt to call Sector North Carolina at 910-343-3880.