U.S, Canadian Coast Guard renew icebreaking partnership

U.S, Canadian Coast Guard renew icebreaking partnership
Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard Central and Arctic Region and Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, commander of the United States Coast Guard Ninth District, sign a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on icebreaking services for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, Jan. 18, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. CLEVELAND — Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, Commander, United...

U.S. and Canada conclude ice breaking operations for the season

U.S. and Canada conclude ice breaking operations for the season
U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw (foreground) and Alder continue ice breaking operations on eastern Lake Superior. CLEVELAND — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews concluded the nation’s largest domestic ice breaking operation Monday, after more than four months of ice breaking operations in the Great Lakes. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, plans and runs Operation Taconite, an ice...

US, Canadian Coast Guards working to free laker near Ashtabula, Ohio

US, Canadian Coast Guards working to free laker near Ashtabula, Ohio
The motor vessel Arthur M. Anderson is beset in ice near Ashtabula, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2015. . (Photo courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard) CLEVELAND — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are working together to break free the motor vessel Arthur M. Anderson, which is beset in ice near Conneaut Harbor, and turn it around in Lake Erie so it can head to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, for its winter layup. The...

US, Canadian Coast Guards end ice breaking in North Channel, assist with clearing Harsens Island ferry path

US, Canadian Coast Guards end ice breaking in North Channel, assist with clearing Harsens Island ferry path
DETROIT – After three days of concentrated effort, U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers concluded flushing operations and cleared two significant plugs in the St. Clair River as part of Operation Coal Shovel. The combined efforts of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay, Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay and Canadian Coast Guard ship Griffon and Canadian Coast Guard ship...

Coast Guard concludes ice breaking operations on lower Great Lakes

Coast Guard concludes ice breaking operations on lower Great Lakes
DETROIT — The Coast Guard concluded icebreaking operations on the lower Great Lakes, Monday, more than four months after it started, Dec. 15, 2013. Operation Coal Shovel is a bi-national domestic icebreaking effort covering the St. Lawrence Seaway, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, the Detroit/St. Clair River System, and southern Lake Huron. Crews aboard Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw, Hollyhock, Bristol...

Coast Guard completes ice breaking operation in lower Great Lakes

USCG Cutter Morro Bay file photoDetroit, Mich. – The end of Operation Coal Shovel, Thursday, brings the Coast Guard icebreaking season on the lower Great Lakes to a close. Operations Coal Shovel and Taconite, the latter of which is still ongoing in the upper Great Lakes, are the largest bi-national domestic icebreaking efforts. Operation Coal Shovel is carried out in the St. Lawrence Seaway,...

Ice breaking operations scheduled in Toledo area

Canadian coast guard ship Griffon photo courtesy of the Canadian coast guard DETROIT, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard is advising Toledo, Ohio, area residents who recreate on the ice that the Canadian coast guard ship Griffon is scheduled to break ice, Thursday, in preparation for the transit of the motor vessel Algocanada en route to Toledo. The Algocanada will be coming through the Detroit River into...

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards Clear Ice Jam on St. Clair River

CLEVELAND—The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard cleared ice jams on the St. Clair River, allowing normal vessel traffic to resume, after a week long effort which concluded March 28, 2010.

Coast Guard continues transit restrictions on St. Clair River

DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard, in consultation with the Canadian Coast Guard, has continued restricted vessel traffic for an additional 24 hours near southern Lake Huron and the upper St. Clair River due to an ice bridge creating a hazard to navigation.