Coast Guard hoists 4 people from Lake Michigan in 2 storm-related cases Sunday

Coast Guard hoists 4 people from Lake Michigan in 2 storm-related cases Sunday
CHICAGO – The Coast Guard safely hoisted 4 persons from Lake Michigan in two separate, storm-related cases Sunday. At approximately 5:25 p.m. EST, watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan command center in Milwaukee received a call, via Leelanau County 911, from a man stating that he and his 33-year-old brother were kayaking near the Manitou Islands in northern Michigan when a severe...

Coast Guard medically evacuates man from 35-foot sailboat on Lake Huron

Coast Guard medically evacuates man from 35-foot sailboat on Lake Huron
CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard crews conducted a MEDEVAC of a 74-year-old man from a 35-foot sailboat involved in the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race early Sunday morning on northern Lake Huron. Just before 6:30 a.m., the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alder, homeported in Duluth, Minnesota, and deployed to assist with the race, was contacted by the sailboat stating that a crew member had lost...

US, Canadian Coast Guards continue ice breaking operations on Lake Superior

US, Canadian Coast Guards continue ice breaking operations on Lake Superior
U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw (foreground) and Alder continue ice breaking operations on eastern Lake Superior, creating tracks that will enable 18 vessels currently being staged to continue transiting to and from the lower Great Lakes, April 7, 2015.SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard continue to break ice on eastern Lake Superior for vessels that are waiting...

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force searching for man missing in Lake Superior near Tofte, Minn

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force searching for man missing in Lake Superior near Tofte, Minn
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Duluth, Coast Guard Cutter Alder and a Royal Canadian Air Force C-130 aircraft crew from Winnipeg, Manitoba, are enroute to search for a man in the water off of Tofte, Minnesota. At around 3:20 p.m., CST, a watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie received a report from Cook County, Minnesota, dispatch reporting a man in the...

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay to undergo repairs before return to ice-breaking operations

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay to undergo repairs before return to ice-breaking operations
DULUTH, Minn. — The Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug homeported in Cleveland but currently moored in Duluth, is scheduled to undergo an in-water repair Sunday and Monday. The Morro Bay suffered a rudder casualty while conducting ice-breaking operations in Thunder Bay, Ontario, March 27, and was towed to Duluth by the Coast Guard Cutters Alder and Katmai Bay. Divers and Coast...

Coast Guard warning residents of upcoming ice-breaking activities in ports of Duluth/Superior

Coast Guard warning residents of upcoming ice-breaking activities in ports of Duluth/Superior
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is alerting residents of ice-breaking activities in the ports of Duluth, Minn., and Superior, Wis., beginning Tuesday in preparation for the 2014 shipping season. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Alder, a 225-foot seagoing buoy tender homeported in Duluth, will commence ice-breaking operations in Duluth Harbor and out into Lake Superior. The area in which...

Court-martialed Coast Guardsman sentenced to 10 years confinement, bad conduct discharge, forfeiture of pay, reduction in rate

Court-martialed Coast Guardsman sentenced to 10 years confinement, bad conduct discharge, forfeiture of pay, reduction in rate
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guardsman convicted Monday afternoon of sexual assault and other charges was sentenced that evening during a general court-martial in Norfolk, Va. Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew A. Rogers was sentenced to 10 years confinement in a military brig, a bad conduct discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and a reduction to paygrade E-1, the military’s lowest enlisted...

Great Lakes-based Coast Guardsman found guilty of sexual assault, other charges

Great Lakes-based Coast Guardsman found guilty of sexual assault, other charges
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guardsman accused of sexual assault and other charges was found guilty Monday during a general court-martial in Norfolk, Va. Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew A. Rogers was convicted of Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for committing a sexual assault against a civilian woman at a hotel in Portsmouth, Va., Aug. 15, 2012. In addition to the sexual assault charge,...

Coast Guard to conduct full-scale joint response exercise in Port of Duluth-Superior

Coast Guard to conduct full-scale joint response exercise in Port of Duluth-Superior
DULUTH, Minn. – The Coast Guard, along with other federal, tribal, state and local agencies, will conduct a full-scale, anti-terrorism and oil spill response exercise in the Port of Duluth-Superior Aug. 28-29. In addition to Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth, participants in Operation Peeking Duck will include maritime industry representatives from the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin, oil...