Response continues to mineral oil spill in Straits of Mackinac

Response continues to mineral oil spill in Straits of Mackinac
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Straits of Mackinac during a Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter overflight on April 4, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). MACKINAW CITY, Mich. — The Unified Command has isolated the impacted utility lines and is monitoring the removal progress of the remaining mineral oil...

K9 Piper Succumbs to Cancer

K9 Piper Succumbs to Cancer
Brian and Piper take a break from work to enjoy a sunrise at Cherry Capital Airport. (Photo by and property of Brian Edwards) Traverse City – K9 Piper, the Cherry Capital Airport Wildlife Control Canine, and unofficial Chief Morale Officer for the airport and Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, passed away Wednesday after a year long battle with cancer. Wednesday evening, Brian Edwards, Pipers...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Rapid City, Michigan

Coast Guard suspends search for missing person in Rapid City, Michigan
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo. RAPID CITY, Mich. — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing person after searching Lake Skegemog near Rapid City, Michigan and the surrounding area, Wednesday. An aircrew aboard an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City conducted a first light search for approximately two hours...

Coast Guard, local police searching for missing person in Rapid City, Michigan

Coast Guard, local police searching for missing person in Rapid City, Michigan
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo RAPID CITY, Mich., — The U.S. Coast Guard and the Grand Traverse County Sheriff’s Department are searching Lake Skegemog near Rapid City and the surrounding area for a possible missing person, Tuesday. John Murray White, 46, of Traverse City did not report to work Monday and was last seen Saturday according to a report...

Air Station Traverse City selected to host 2018 Coast Guard Aviation Association gathering

Air Station Traverse City selected to host 2018 Coast Guard Aviation Association gathering
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City personnel will host members of the Coast Guard Aviation Association, also known as the Ancient Order of the Pterodactyl, Sept. 6-9, 2018. On November 9th, the national chapter of the Coast Guard Aviation Association selected Traverse City as the location for the annual conference, colloquially called the “roost”, in recognition of the...

Coast Guard, Canadian partners medically evacuate man from vessel on Lake Superior

Coast Guard, Canadian partners medically evacuate man from vessel on Lake Superior
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian partners worked together to medically evacuate a 53-year-old man from a merchant vessel in northern Lake Superior, Thursday. The U.S. Coast Guard received a call at about 4:15 a.m. from the merchant vessel James R. Barker requesting a medevac of a 53-year-old male crew member who...

Coast Guard rescues 3 people and 1 dog off Muskegon

Coast Guard rescues 3 people and 1 dog off Muskegon
29-foot Response Boat-Small U.S. Coast Guard file photo) CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued three people and their dog Saturday morning in Lake Michigan just over 3.5 nautical miles northwest of Muskegon, Michigan. Shortly before 9:30 a.m, watchstanders with the Coast Guard 9th District Command Center in Cleveland, received reports of an unregistered emergency position-indicating radio beacon...

Coast Guard and Lake Carriers’ Association sign training agreement

Coast Guard and Lake Carriers' Association sign training agreement
Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, Coast Guard Ninth District commander, and James Weakley, Lake Carriers’ Association president, sign a memorandum of agreement for maritime industry rescue training in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Steenson.) CLEVELAND — The United States Coast Guard and the Lake Carriers’ Association signed a memorandum...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker in Green Bay

Coast Guard suspends search for missing kayaker in Green Bay
Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter file photo by Air Station Traverse City CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a kayaker who went missing Saturday in Green Bay near Horseshoe Island off of Peninsula State Park, pending further information or developments. Family members of the 20-year-old man contacted the Door County Sheriffs Department shortly before...