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NCDOT Ferry Crew Receives Commendation for Rescue

HATTERAS -The N.C. Department of Transportation's Ferry Division crew onboard the Motor Vessel Hatteras, a double-ender River Class ferry, assisted with a water rescue Wed., Aug. 15 in Hatteras Inlet.According to Hatteras Operations Manager Hal Scarborough, crew member J.D. Austin spotted a man in the water waving his arms at approximately 4:40 p.m. Captain W.E. Goodwin sounded the "man overboard" signal and the rescue boat was launched, with senior deckhand D.E. Carter supervising the davit system and crew members J.D. Baum and J.D. Austin manning the rescue boat. Engineer T.H. Willis and Oiler R.G. Boyce were on deck as line handlers and provided crowd control.Photo from Theresa Gray, Ferry Crewmember II, Hatteras Operations, who was on another ferry and took this picture of the MV Hatteras crew launching the rescue boat>

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2/15/2018 5:25 PM

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