Coast Guard recovers cruise ship passenger near the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Coast Guard recovers cruise ship passenger near the Strait of Juan de Fuca
A Coast Guard helicopter aircrew from Air Station Port Angeles transfers an unresponsive individual to local Emergency Medical Service personnel after recovering him the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca on July 10, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo.) SEATTLE — A Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew recovered an unresponsive individual from the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca this afternoon,...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...