Coast Guard prepares for bay of Green Bay ice breaking operations

Coast Guard prepares for bay of Green Bay ice breaking operations
MILWAUKEE — The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that commercial fuel shipping activity into the Port of Green Bay will conclude by Jan. 20,  2017.  At that time, in conjunction with the Green Bay (Brown County) Port Director, the Coast Guard will signal the end of the local navigation season and close the southern portion of the bay to shipping. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard begins Operation Coal Shovel

Coast Guard begins Operation Coal Shovel
Operation Coal Shovel file photo DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard officially commenced Operation Coal Shovel, Tuesday, encompassing domestic ice-breaking operations in southern Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair / Detroit River system, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway. U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers work together to break ice in these waterways as conditions worsen...

Coast Guard begins Operation Renew in Northeast for Icebreaking Season

Coast Guard begins Operation Renew in Northeast for Icebreaking Season
BOSTON — With the National Weather Service reporting frigid arctic air settling over New England Thursday night with lows in the single digits, Coast Guard cutters are poised to work hard to keep vital shipping lanes open during the icebreaking season. The season officially started Dec. 12 and runs through March. During the Coast Guard’s 2016-2017 winter ice breaking season, known as Operation...

Coast Guard prepares for bay of Green Bay ice breaking operations

Coast Guard prepares for bay of Green Bay ice breaking operations
MILWAUKEE — In January 2017 the U.S. Coast Guard will commence ice breaking operations in the bay of Green Bay to ensure the safe navigation and overall safe transport of economically-significant commercial shipments. In support of the Port of Green Bay, the Coast Guard will establish and maintain tracks through the ice from Rock Island Passage to the Fox River. The tracks through the ice will extend...

Coast Guard to begin breaking ice in Green Bay on Thursday

Coast Guard to begin breaking ice in Green Bay on Thursday
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to commence ice breaking operations, beginning Thursday, in the waters of Green Bay in Lake Michigan. These operations will likely occur in areas commonly used by recreational users, such as but not limited to, the Fox River, southern Green Bay and the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. Recreational users of the ice should plan their activities carefully,...

Coast Guard begins Operation Taconite in western Great Lakes

Coast Guard begins Operation Taconite in western Great Lakes
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie commenced Operation Taconite Wednesday in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior, Green Bay and the lower St. Marys River. Before ice impeded commercial navigation, several icebreakers were assigned to each region. Recently, Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw was dispatched to assist two vessels...

Coast Guard begins Operation RENEW in Northeast for icebreaking season

Coast Guard begins Operation RENEW in Northeast for icebreaking season
Coast Guard Cutter Tackle breaks ice on the Kennebec River, Maine, April 1, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone) BOSTON —With local temperatures edging toward single digits, and reports of initial ice forming throughout New England, the Coast Guard’s winter icebreaking season has kicked off in the Northeast. The season officially started Dec. 15 and runs...

Coast Guard commences Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters

Coast Guard commences Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters
Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay breaks ice in the Hudson River near Catskill, N.Y., on March 3, 2015, in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters. (Coast Guard photo by Lt. Ken Sauerbrunn) NEW HAVEN, Conn.  — Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound is currently participating in the winter icebreaking season which officially kicked off on Dec. 15, 2015. During the Coast Guard’s 2015-2016...

US, Canadian Coast Guards prepare for Great Lakes icebreaking season in Cleveland

US, Canadian Coast Guards prepare for Great Lakes icebreaking season in Cleveland
Julie Gascon, the Canadian Coast Guard assistant commissioner for the Central and Arctic Region, stands with Rear Adm. June Ryan, the commander of the Coast Guard 9th District, Oct. 20, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Yaw) CLEVELAND — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards along with other federal and industry representatives met at the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal...