Air Station Traverse City welcomes first of 3 new Jayhawk helicopters

Air Station Traverse City welcomes first of 3 new Jayhawk helicopters
An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter taxis on the runway at Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, April 13, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Traverse City) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City will host local government officials and first responders Thursday after receiving the first of three MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters that are due to be permanently transferred to the unit...

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City helicopter transition will bring increased capabilities to Great Lakes

Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City helicopter transition will bring increased capabilities to Great Lakes
A pair of MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters on the flightline at Air Station Kodiak, May 13, 2016. The MH-60T has a maximum range of 700 nautical miles and can reach up to 180 knots. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Tracey Mertens, Coast Guard Auxiliary. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. –The Coast Guard will begin reallocation of its helicopter resources, replacing four MH-65 Dolphins at Coast Guard  Air Station Traverse...

Coast Guard to begin operations at seasonal air facilities in Muskegon, Waukegan

Coast Guard to begin operations at seasonal air facilities in Muskegon, Waukegan
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Air Stations Traverse City, Michigan, and Detroit, located at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Mt. Clemons, Michigan, are scheduled to open their seasonal air facilities in Waukegan, Illinois, and Muskegon, Michigan, Friday, May 27, in order to provide increased search and rescue capabilities and faster response times throughout the Lake Michigan area during the summer...

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat crash in Milwaukee Harbor

Coast Guard, local agencies respond to boat crash in Milwaukee Harbor
MILWAUKEE —A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Milwaukee, along with crews from the Milwaukee Police and Fire Departments, responded to a report of a vessel that crashed into the breakwall of the Milwaukee Harbor late Monday. Search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan received a report at about 10:45 p.m. that a boat was seen traveling at a high rate of speed near the breakwall...

Coast Guard and motor vessel Joseph L. Block rescue man from water in northern Lake Michigan

Coast Guard and motor vessel Joseph L. Block rescue man from water in northern Lake Michigan
MILWAUKEE —The motor vessel Joseph L. Block responded to a distress call and rescued a boater out of Lake Michigan’s waters Monday morning after the boater’s 28-foot vessel began to sink 10 miles off of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Search-and-rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, in Milwaukee, received a distress call just before 8:30 a.m., Monday, that a vessel was taking-on-water...

Coast Guard suspends search for 54-year-old male in Lake Michigan near Chicago

Coast Guard suspends search for 54-year-old male in Lake Michigan near Chicago
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a 54-year-old male missing in Lake Michigan near Chicago at 2:05 p.m., Sunday. Missing is Daniel Brown, last seen wearing khaki shorts and a grey t-shirt, who reportedly fell overboard from a sailing vessel, Saturday at about 7:30 p.m. The Coast Guard conducted 20 searches covering 98 square miles of Lake Michigan starting Saturday evening and...

Coast Guard searching for 54-year-old male in Lake Michigan near Chicago

Coast Guard searching for 54-year-old male in Lake Michigan near Chicago
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is searching for a 54-year-old male missing in Lake Michigan near Chicago since Saturday evening. Missing is Daniel Brown, last seen wearing khaki shorts and a grey t-shirt, who reportedly fell overboard from a sailing vessel. At about 7:30 p.m., Saturday, a search and rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, located in Milwaukee, responded to a callout,...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force rescue 3 kayakers after overnight search

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force rescue 3 kayakers after overnight search
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Air Force rescued three kayakers, Friday morning, from Green Bay, near Whaleback Shoal, about ten miles north of Peninsula State Park in Wisconsin. The missing kayakers were spotted by a Royal Canadian Air Force search-and-rescue crew aboard a Hercules aircraft launched by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, Trenton, Ontario, who reported their location...

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from sinking boat near Port Washington, Wis.

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue 2 from sinking boat near Port Washington, Wis.
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two men near Port Washington, Wisconsin, after their 18-foot pleasure craft began taking on water Tuesday morning. Just after 9 a.m., local time, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee received a report of an 18-foot black and white vessel that was taking on water about three miles east of the Port Washington pier heads...