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Two vessels ground on beach north of Oregon Inlet at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Two vessels grounded on beach at night in foggy conditions.
Two grounded vessels in foggy conditions near Oregon Inlet.

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News Release Date: February 2, 2022

Contact: Michael Barber, 252-270-5389

MANTEO, N.C. — Cape Hatteras National Seashore was notified this evening of a grounding incident involving two fishing vessels near Oregon Inlet. All five passengers on board the two vessels made it safely to shore.

Preliminary information:

  • The vessels are located on the beach north of Oregon Inlet, approximately 0.8 miles south of Cape Hatteras National Seashore’s off-road vehicle ramp 4.

  • There may have been a collision between the two vessels prior to the grounding.

  • Salvage activities may occur this evening.

  • Additional details are currently not available.

Last updated: February 2, 2022

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