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Dangerous structure to remain unmarked, unlit, and unmoved

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This structure will remain, unlit, unmarked, and unmoved by the Coast Guard. This structure will remain, unlit, unmarked, and unmoved by the Coast Guard.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The abandoned quarantine structure in the waters surrounding Southport will not only remain in the water, but will also remain unmarked and unlit.

The Coast Guard says it will do none of the above to the make the waters around Southport safer. This is the same structure that a boat struck in 2012 injuring several people and killing one.

The widower, Ed Pierce, made several attempts to draw public attention to the dangerous structure, gaining some attention. Representative Mike McIntyre wrote a letter to the Coast Guard asking that changes be made to the structure but those requests went unheard.

The Coast Guard says it is beyond their jurisdiction to remove the structure. Representative McIntyre says he is still trying to find another solution make the waters safer around Southport.

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