The 31 meter long tug Beth M McAllister became disabled off Ocracoke, North Carolina. The vessel contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched the cutter Block Island and buoy tender Elm to the scene. The Block Island took the tug under tow until the Elm arrived. The crew of the Beth M McAllister were transferred to the Elm with the tow being transferred. The Elm with the tug under tow proceeded to Morehead City, North Carolina. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.