Fate of the Ocean Pursuit
The treacherous waters of the ocean off the Outer Banks has a nickname of the Graveyard of Atlantic. Many vessels found their end here, and remnants of some are still visible to those on the shore.
Ocean Pursuit, a scallop harvesting boat, ran aground during a storm on March 1, 2020, about fifty yards from shore near Oregon Inlet. The Coast Guard airlifted the crew to safety, then oversaw the removal of fuel and other hazardous materials in the following days.
Since then, however, the surf has driven the vessel to a remote section of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, where stayed stranded in the surf and filling with sand.