Coast Guard ice breakers make progress on the Penobscot River

Coast Guard ice breakers make progress on the Penobscot River
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Coast Guard Cutter Tackle file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone BOSTON – Coast Guard ice breakers continue to steadily break ice in the Penobscot River Thursday to help the broken ice drift down river and out to sea. The Rockland-based Coast Guard Cutter Tackle, and Southwest Harbor-based...

Frigid temperatures keep Coast Guard crews busy breaking ice on Hudson River

Frigid temperatures keep Coast Guard crews busy breaking ice on Hudson River
Coast Guard Cutter Hawser, a 65-foot Small Harbor Tug, transits north on the ice-covered Hudson River near Albany, New York, Jan. 5, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK – Despite slightly warmer temperatures recently, Coast Guard ice breaking crews remain busy on the Hudson River keeping a path open for commercial vessels and breaking free those beset...

Freezing temperatures keep Coast Guard ice breakers busy in Maine

Freezing temperatures keep Coast Guard ice breakers busy in Maine
A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team South Portland 49-foot Buoy Utility Stern Loading (BUSL) boat is photographed in ice Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 in Fore River, Maine. A BUSL is used to service buoys and can also be used for ice breaking operations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — This winter’s record cold temperatures are keeping Coast Guard crews busy as they work daily to keep waterways...

Coast Guard cutters break ice as Lake Erie freezes

Coast Guard cutters break ice as Lake Erie freezes
The 304-meter motor vessel Indiana Harbor sits stuck in ice in the St. Clair River awaiting to be freed, January 2, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay and Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, 140-foot bay class ice-breaking tugs home-ported in Cleveland, freed multiple vessels beset by ice in western Lake Erie and the St. Clair River, Tuesday and Wednesday. The...

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...