U.S, Canadian Coast Guard renew icebreaking partnership

U.S, Canadian Coast Guard renew icebreaking partnership
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); 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,...

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. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); At 11:30 p.m., Thursday, the Coast...

U.S. and Canada conclude ice breaking operations for the season

U.S. and Canada conclude ice breaking operations for the season
U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw (foreground) and Alder continue ice breaking operations on eastern Lake Superior. CLEVELAND — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews concluded the nation’s largest domestic ice breaking operation Monday, after more than four months of ice breaking operations in the Great Lakes. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, plans and runs Operation Taconite, an ice...

Coast Guard cutter fleet flushing ice down river systems to prevent ice jams, facilitate shipping

Coast Guard cutter fleet flushing ice down river systems to prevent ice jams, facilitate shipping
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay conducts ice-flushing operations in the St. Clair River, Thursday, March 26, 2015. U.S. Coast Guard photo by USCGC Bristol BayCLEVELAND — The Coast Guard cutter fleet is flushing ice through the Great Lakes river systems to prevent ice jams and facilitate commercial shipping as the shipping season begins and the ice on the Great Lakes dissipates. Ice...

US, Canadian Coast Guards working to free laker near Ashtabula, Ohio

US, Canadian Coast Guards working to free laker near Ashtabula, Ohio
The motor vessel Arthur M. Anderson is beset in ice near Ashtabula, Ohio, Feb. 19, 2015. . (Photo courtesy of Canadian Coast Guard) CLEVELAND — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are working together to break free the motor vessel Arthur M. Anderson, which is beset in ice near Conneaut Harbor, and turn it around in Lake Erie so it can head to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, for its winter layup. The...

US, Canadian Coast Guards end ice breaking in North Channel, assist with clearing Harsens Island ferry path

US, Canadian Coast Guards end ice breaking in North Channel, assist with clearing Harsens Island ferry path
DETROIT – After three days of concentrated effort, U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers concluded flushing operations and cleared two significant plugs in the St. Clair River as part of Operation Coal Shovel. The combined efforts of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay, Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay and Canadian Coast Guard ship Griffon and Canadian Coast Guard ship...

US, Canadian Coast Guard open maritime lanes for commercial vessels

US, Canadian Coast Guard open maritime lanes for commercial vessels
CLEVELAND — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are continuing Operation Coal Shovel, the seasonal domestic ice breaking operations in the southern part of Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair and Detroit River systems, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. As of Sunday, U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers have logged 493 ice-breaking hours and assisted 53 vessels during Operation Coal Shovel, which began Jan....

Stranded dog rescued by crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay reunited with owner

Stranded dog rescued by crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay reunited with owner
CLEVELAND — The stray dog rescued on Monday afternoon on Lake St. Clair by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay was reunited with its owner Thursday night. Jodi Benchich of St. Clair Shores, Mich., visited with her 14-year-old pet “KC” at the Wilson Veterinary Hospital before taking him back home. The dog sustained frostbite on his paws and also lost a significant amount of weight...

Coast Guard cutter crew to break ice in Saginaw Bay Shipping Channel, warns of unsafe ice conditions

Coast Guard cutter crew to break ice in Saginaw Bay Shipping Channel, warns of unsafe ice conditions
DETROIT — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay is scheduled to break ice in the Saginaw Bay Shipping Channel, starting at 8 a.m. Thursday and continuing into the evening hours. The crew of Bristol Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug homeported in Detroit, will be conducting ice-breaking operations as part of Operation Coal Shovel, which is managed by Coast Guard Sector Detroit. The crew will...