Sailboat stranded at Avon to be removed Wednesday; tug arriving same day for shrimp boat off Southern Shores

Airbags were used to “roll” the Alhambra out of the circuit breakers during repairs. These same bags will be used to bring him back to the water. [NPS photo]

Not so fast, Cemetery of the Atlantic!

The small area of ​​beach around a beached sailboat north of Avon Pier will be closed on Wednesday to allow crews to put the vessel back in the ocean.

The National Park Service has issued a salvage permit for the 37ft Alhambra, which ran aground near Tigrone Boulevard in Avon around 3am on Saturday.

The captain of the Island Packet yacht was the only person on board and made it ashore with the help of the Hatteras Island Rescue Team.

For the past three weeks, trawlers have run into trouble off Frisco and Southern Shores and finally run into the breakers.

While the F/V Johnathan Ryan was refloated and evacuated hours after running aground on Ramp 48, the F/V Bald Eagle II remains in the waves near Trout Run and NC 12/Ocean Blvd. intersection.

A tug from the Charleston Lifesaving Society is expected to arrive late Wednesday to attempt to bring the Bald Eagle II back to sea and then tow it to Hampton for repairs.

The F/V Bald Eagle II sits on the edge of the waves on December 13, 2021. [Jennifer Thompson photo]

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