Three people onboard a sailboat in trouble are safe now thanks to the Coast Guard.
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Block Island towed the disabled sailboat adrift in rough seas with three people aboard 46 miles south of Beaufort Inlet.
The 44-foot sailboat "Dove II" was out of fuel and adrift with torn sails.
The weather conditions on scene were 8- to 12-foot seas with 25-knot winds.
The sailboat was towed into the Beaufort docks just after 11 p.m. Tuesday.
The Block Island is an 87-foot patrol boat homeported in Atlantic Beach, N.C.