Coast Guard responds to two vessels beset by ice in Hudson River

Coast Guard responds to two vessels beset by ice in Hudson River
Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay helps break free tug Stephanie Dann from the ice on the Hudson River near Kingston, New York, January 2, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay) NEW YORK – The Coast Guard assisted two vessels beset by ice in the Hudson River, Tuesday morning. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector New York command center were notified Sunday...

Coast Guard continues ice breaking operations for bay of Green Bay

Coast Guard continues ice breaking operations for bay of Green Bay
Coast Guard Cutter Mackiaw File Photo MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to break ice at approximately 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday in support of Operation Taconite for two shipments arriving in the Port of Green Bay. Ice breaking transits will increase in frequency for the first three weeks of January. The Coast Guard will establish and maintain tracks through the ice from Rock Island Passage...

Coast Guard commences Operation Coal Shovel

Coast Guard commences Operation Coal Shovel
Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay Operation Coal Shovel file photo DETROIT – The Coast Guard has commenced Operation Coal Shovel domestic ice-breaking operations, Friday. Operation Coal Shovel encompasses ice-breaking in southern Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair / Detroit River system, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers work together to break ice in these...

Nation’s only heavy icebreaker departs for Antarctic military operations

Nation’s only heavy icebreaker departs for Antarctic military operations
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, with 75,000 horsepower and its 13,500-ton weight, is guided by its crew to break through Antarctic ice en route to the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station, Jan. 16, 2017. The ship, which was designed more than 40 years ago, remains the world’s most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley HONOLULU...

Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations for bay of Green Bay

Coast Guard begins ice breaking operations for bay of Green Bay
Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw File Photo MILWAUKEE — The Coast Guard has commenced ice breaking operations in the bay of Green Bay, Thursday, to ensure the safe navigation and overall safe transport of economically-significant commercial shipments. Ice breaking efforts will continue periodically throughout the months of December 2017 and January 2018. In support of the Port of Green Bay, the Coast...

Coast Guard kicks off ice breaking season in Northeast

Coast Guard kicks off ice breaking season in Northeast
Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay file photo by Lt. Ken Sauerbrunn BOSTON — The Coast Guard kicked off their ice-breaking season Monday, as winter’s cold temperatures are anticipated to impact every port, waterway, and harbor in the Northeast. Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (RENEW) is the Coast Guard’s region-wide effort to ensure Northeast communities have the security, supplies,...

Coast Guard begins icebreaking operations in the western Great Lakes

Coast Guard begins icebreaking operations in the western Great Lakes
Coast Guard Cutter Alder file photo SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite today in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior and the lower St. Marys River. Before ice impedes commercial navigation, icebreakers were assigned to each region. Today, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder was assigned to manage...

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards meet for annual ice conference in Cleveland

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards meet for annual ice conference in Cleveland
Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, the commander of the Coast Guard 9th District, stands with Julie Gascon, the Canadian Coast Guard assistant commissioner for the Central and Arctic Region, Nov. 2, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher M. Yaw) CLEVELAND — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards met at the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland Wednesday and Thursday...

Coast Guard concludes ice breaking operations on Western Great Lakes

Coast Guard concludes ice breaking operations on Western Great Lakes
USCG File Photo SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard has concluded its domestic ice breaking operations in support of commercial navigation, known as Operation Taconite, throughout the Western Great Lakes, Tuesday. As a result of warmer temperatures this winter, ice coverage was less than the multi-year average and had no significant impact on commercial navigation on the Great Lakes. Nearly...