U.S., Canadian Coast Guards conduct Spring Breakout

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards conduct Spring Breakout
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw exits the Soo Locks ahead of Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay cutting first tracks into the Upper St. Marys River as part of Spring Breakout. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Charles Kelly) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — U.S. Coast...

Ice-breaking operation in Saginaw Bay postponed

Ice-breaking operation in Saginaw Bay postponed
DETROIT — The Coast Guard has postponed an ice-breaking operation that was scheduled to begin Sunday morning in the vicinity of the Saginaw Bay Entrance Channel. The operation was announced in a news release that was distributed Thursday. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Based on the extent of ice coverage in the region, the crew...

Coat Guard schedules ice breaking operations for Saginaw Bay

Coat Guard schedules ice breaking operations for Saginaw Bay
DETROIT — The Coast Guard is scheduled to begin ice-breaking operations in the vicinity of the Saginaw Bay Entrance Channel Sunday beginning at 7 a.m. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock will be ice breaking from Gravelly Shoal to the entrance of the Saginaw River. Any ice in the vicinity of the cutter or the track that it creates should be considered unsafe and the Coast Guard advises everyone...

Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock involved in collision with motor vessel in Lake Michigan

Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock involved in collision with motor vessel in Lake Michigan
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock was involved in a collision with a 990-foot motor vessel in northern Lake Michigan Sunday morning. The Hollyhock is a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender homeported in Port Huron, Mich., and was conducting an ice escort at the time of the collision. At about 10:45 a.m., the Hollyhock was breaking ice in front of the motor vessel Mesabi Miner when the collision...

From the Bridge Wing 11-7-2013

From the Bridge Wing 11-7-2013
Today in Coast Guard History 1950 – The Coast Guard announced that it would open a limited number of Organized Reserve enlistments to male veterans of other services and to males without previous military service in an effort to bring Coast Guard port security training units up to authorized strength without delay. Previously, such enlistments had been offered only to former Coast Guardsmen. 1984...

Coast Guard concludes ice-breaking season in Great Lakes

Coast Guard concludes ice-breaking season in Great Lakes
CLEVELAND — The 9th Coast Guard District and Canadian Coast Guard concluded Operation Taconite and Operation Coal Shovel, its ice-breaking operations in the Great Lakes Saturday, officially bringing the 2012-13 icebreaking season to a close. Under control of Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Operation Taconite is carried out in Lake Superior, the St. Mary’s River, the Straits...

Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock to break ice in Saginaw Bay shipping channel

Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock to break ice in Saginaw Bay shipping channel
DETROIT – The Coast Guard is scheduled to start ice-breaking operations in the Saginaw Bay area starting Friday, January 4. The Coast Guard is advising Saginaw area residents that they will be inbound the Saginaw Bay shipping channel to conduct ice breaking operations. The estimated time of arrival for the Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock, a 225-foot Seagoing Buoy Tender homeported in Port Huron, Mich.,...

Coast Guard concludes ice-breaking season in western Great Lakes

CLEVELAND — The 9th Coast Guard District concluded Operation Taconite, its ice-breaking operation in the western Great Lakes, Friday, officially bringing the 2011-12 icebreaking season to a close. Under control of Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Operation Taconite is carried out in Lake Superior, the St. Mary’s River, the Straits of Mackinac, and northern Lake Huron. Operation Taconite...

Coast Guard, other environmental response agencies to practice recovering oil from icy water

CLEVELAND ― Members of the U.S. Coast Guard, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, oil spill response organizations, Enbridge Energy Partners and several other agencies are scheduled to participate in a unique exercise out of St. Ignace, Mich., Monday through Wednesday, during which several techniques for recovering spilled oil and other hazardous materials from icy waterways will be tested...