Coast Guard rescues father and son off of boat taking on water in Lake Huron

Coast Guard rescues father and son off of boat taking on water in Lake Huron
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued a father and son who were aboard a boat taking on water in Lake Huron, three miles northwest of Tawas, Mich., Tuesday afternoon. A rescue boatcrew aboard a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat from Coast Guard Station Tawas, in East Tawas, Mich., came to the aid of the boaters,...

Coast Guard locates body of missing fisherman off Bolivar Peninsula

Coast Guard locates body of missing fisherman off Bolivar Peninsula
HOUSTON — Coast Guard and Galveston County Sheriff’s Office personnel recovered the body of a missing wade fisherman off Bolivar Peninsula near Roll Over Pass, Tuesday morning. A fisherman contacted Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston at 8:50 a.m., stating that his 33-year-old friend had been wade fishing near Roll Over Pass and was carried approximately 300 yards off shore by strong currents. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard oversees successful refloating of Michelle D, Monday night

Coast Guard oversees successful refloating of Michelle D, Monday night
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard closely monitored as the grounded fishing vessel Michelle D was successfully refloated at approximately 11 p.m.., Monday. The fishing vessel Alexa B took advantage of the eight-foot high tide near the Skipanon River entrance in Warrenton, Ore., successfully towing the Michelle D out of the soft mud and into the river. The plan to refloat the vessel was the direct result...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw rescues 3, salvages vessel from Whitefish Bay

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw rescues 3, salvages vessel from Whitefish Bay
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued three people who were aboard a disabled and adrift boat in Whitefish Bay, Mich., Monday afternoon. At about 3 p.m., the crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw received a report of a disabled and adrift boat in the vicinity of Rivermouth Campground. The Mackinaw, a 240-foot heavy ice-breaking cutter homeported in Cheboygan, Mich., launched a rescue crew aboard...

Coast Guard transports two orphaned walrus from Barrow

Coast Guard transports two orphaned walrus from Barrow
KODIAK, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130 Hercules airplane crew transported two walrus calves from Barrow to Anchorage for further transport to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward Monday. The Coast Guard received a call Monday from the Alaska Region U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service stating that two walrus calves were found orphaned for unknown reasons near Barrow. The calves were found...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 off Ocean City, MD

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 3 off Ocean City, MD
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard and good Samaritans assisted in rescuing three people from a pleasure craft that was taking on water approximately 25 miles southeast of Ocean City, Md., Monday. The operator of the Last One contacted Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads watchstanders at approximately 12:15 p.m. via VHF-FM channel 16 reporting the Last One, a 27-foot pleasure craft, was taking on water...

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River responds to grounded fishing vessel at Skipanon River entrance

Coast Guard Sector Columbia River responds to grounded fishing vessel at Skipanon River entrance
ASTORIA, Ore. — The Coast Guard is responding to a vessel aground near the entrance to the Skipanon River in Warrenton, Ore., Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River received a report at approximately 11:30 p.m., Sunday, stating the 45-foot fishing vessel Michelle D had allided with pilings on the east side of the Skipanon River and run aground. Sector Columbia River launched a 47-foot motor lifeboat...

Salvage crews transport dredge Arthur J to maintenance yard

Salvage crews transport dredge Arthur J to maintenance yard
PORT HURON, Mich. — The dredge Arthur J was successfully transported and moored at Malcolm Marine Dock in St. Clair, Mich., Monday, at about 2 p.m. The Arthur J, a 100-foot dredge, sank approximately two miles off the shore of Lakeport, Mich., in Lake Huron July 19, 2012. Salvage crews completed dive operations and prepared for transit through the St. Clair River at approximately 12:15 p.m. The...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has another busy weekend of boating under the influence enforcement

Great Lakes Coast Guard has another busy weekend of boating under the influence enforcement
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard boarding teams throughout the Great Lakes region terminated the voyages of 27 vessels this weekend, of which 12 were because the operator was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Of the 12 boaters who failed field sobriety test or had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit, many were issued citations or taken into custody by local law enforcement authorities. Boating...