Coast Guard helps boat taking on water near Oregon Inlet

OREGON INLET, N.C. — Members of the Coast Guard helped a boat called the Captain Potter that was taking on water around 4 p.m. on Sunday. 

The Captain Potter was around seven miles away from the Oregon Inlet Sea Bouy when the Coast Guard responded with the Cutter Dolphin and used two dewatering pumps to help stabilize the boat.

The Coast Guard towed the Captain Potter to safe harbor and all personel and equipment were transported safely as well.

The reason for the Captain Potter taking on water was not released by the Coast Guard.