St. Clair River to be closed for Port Huron Float Down

St. Clair River to be closed for Port Huron Float Down
A U.S. Coast Guard boat crew from Coast Guard Station Port Huron, Mich., stands by to provide assistance as needed at the start of the 2015  Port Huron Float Down(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen) PORT HURON, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard and multiple state and local agencies are advising the boating public that the St. Clair River is scheduled...

Top U.S., Canadian Coast Guard leaders hold summit in Grand Haven

Top U.S., Canadian Coast Guard leaders hold summit in Grand Haven
Adm. Paul Zukunft, U.S. Coast Guard commandant, and Mr. Jeffery Hutchinson, Canadian Coast Guard commissioner, shake hands after signing the Canada United States Joint Contingency Plan in Grand Haven, Michigan, Aug. 3, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley. GRAND HAVEN, Mich., — Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, hosted the Commissioner of the...

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing teens

Coast Guard, local agencies end search for missing teens
USCG FIle Photo CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and local response crews ended their search for two missing teenagers after divers recovered the bodies from Lake Ontario near Robert Wehle Park, Monday. At 12:45 p.m., divers from the New York State Police Underwater Recovery Team recovered two deceased males from under the water and confirmed they were the missing swimmers. At about 3:30 p.m. Sunday,...

Spring restored – Coast Guard finishes buoy operations early

Spring restored - Coast Guard finishes buoy operations early
Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay transits Lake Superior near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore May 10, 2017, after working their final buoy of operation Spring Restore.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould) CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard completed Operation Spring Restore Tuesday, five days ahead of schedule. Spring Restore involves the re-installment of 1,216 federal navigational...

Coast Guard coordinates response following explosion on bulk carrier

Coast Guard coordinates response following explosion on bulk carrier
Pararescue airmen from the New York Air National Guard, parachute out of a C-130 Hercules in this file photo BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard is coordinating with the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing and the Canadian and Portuguese Coast Guards to provide a medical emergency response for crewmembers following an explosion aboard an international bulk carrier 1,300 miles offshore Cape...

Coast Guard begins Operation Spring Restore throughout Great Lakes system

Coast Guard begins Operation Spring Restore throughout Great Lakes system
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock prepares to moor in Detroit, March 21, 2017, in preparation for Operation Spring Restore.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould. CLEVELAND — Coast Guard aids to navigation teams throughout the Ninth Coast Guard District began restoring the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway aids to navigation system, March 28, 2017. Slightly more than 11 percent...

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard search for 6 aboard missing plane off Cleveland

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard search for 6 aboard missing plane off Cleveland
CLEVELAND — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews are searching Lake Erie, Friday, for six people aboard a Cessna Citation 525, after it disappeared from radar shortly after takeoff, Thursday evening, at Burke Lakefront Airport. The cause of the disappearance is unknown. At 11:30 p.m., Thursday, the Coast Guard was notified by air traffic control that a Cessna Citation 525 with six people aboard headed...

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 Cutter Mackinaw delivers Christmas trees, works buoys for Operation Fall Retrieve

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw delivers Christmas trees, works buoys for Operation Fall Retrieve
Seaman Jared S. Medina officially delivers the Christmas trees on behalf of U.S. Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw during a ceremony Dec. 3, 2016 at Navy Pier in Chicago. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of USCGC Mackinaw CHICAGO — The Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw returned to Chicago, Dec. 3, 2016,  as this year’s “Christmas Ship” loaded with 1,200 Christmas trees. Each year, the Coast Guard partners...