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Wilmington, NC

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Sector North Carolina has oversight of operational Coast Guard missions throughout the entire State of North Carolina. Our primary missions include Search and Rescue, Marine Safety, Ports and Waterways Coastal Security, Marine Environmental Protection, Aids to Navigation, Maritime Law Enforcement, and Recreational Boating Safety. 

The State of North Carolina is home to some of the nation’s most diverse aquatic habitats, including 23 species of threatened sea turtles, birds, whales, fish, and sea grasses.  North Carolina’s busy waterways boast a robust commercial ferry system, two major international ports, and a commercial fishing fleet of over 9000 vessels.  The challenging environment beset by shifting sands, shallow inlets, and the constant threat of hurricanes make North Carolina waterways some of the most difficult to navigate.

2015 Hurricane Season Memo to Families
Hurricane Season Dependant Guide

Reorganization of Sector North Carolina: Federal Register


Hazards of North Carolina Coastal Inlets



721 Medical Center Drive
Suite 100
Wilmington, NC  28401


(910) 772-2200 Phone
(910) 772-2238 Fax

24-Hour Operations Center
910) 362-4015
Search & Rescue, Law Enforcement or Marine Casualty
Oil/HAZMAT Spill, Port Security or other Marine Emergency Report

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Last Modified 1/12/2016