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,...

Coast Guard cutters break ice as Lake Erie freezes

Coast Guard cutters break ice as Lake Erie freezes
The 304-meter motor vessel Indiana Harbor sits stuck in ice in the St. Clair River awaiting to be freed, January 2, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay and Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, 140-foot bay class ice-breaking tugs home-ported in Cleveland, freed multiple vessels beset by ice in western Lake Erie and the St. Clair River, Tuesday and Wednesday. The...

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returns to Cleveland following 14-month overhaul

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returns to Cleveland following 14-month overhaul
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay returned to homeport in Cleveland Tuesday following a 14-month Service Life Extension Project at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. SLEP is a major mid-life overhaul which is expected to extend the cutter’s service life 15 years. Morro Bay is one of nine 140-foot WTGB icebreaking tugs built between the late 1970s and early 1980s in Tacoma, Washington. ...

Coast Guard suspends search for missing pilot

Coast Guard suspends search for missing pilot
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for a missing pilot whose plane crashed Thursday seven miles southeast of Atlantic City. “Due to the amount of time that has elapsed since the plane crash and the information we have gathered from our searches, we made the difficult decision to suspend active search efforts pending further developments,” said Capt. Benjamin Cooper,...

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft off Atlantic City

Coast Guard responds to downed aircraft off Atlantic City
PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard is searching Thursday after a small aircraft reportedly crashed approximately seven miles east of Atlantic City. Searching are: A 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew from Coast Guard Station Atlantic City An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Ibis from Cape May A 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew from...

Coast Guard breaks way for industry

Coast Guard breaks way for industry
Coast Guard Cutters Morro Bay and Katmai Bay, homeported in Cleveland and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., conducted ice breaking operations in Marquette, Mich., Sunday. The harbor breakout operations commenced following a difficult and lengthy escort that started in Duluth, Minn., and utilized satellite imagery to find openings in the ice. The crews’ efforts helped keep local mining operations open by...

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 holds welcoming ceremony for Great Lakes cutter to new homeport of Cleveland

Coast Guard holds welcoming ceremony for Great Lakes cutter to new homeport of Cleveland
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard 9th District welcomed a new addition to the service’s Great Lakes cutter fleet during a ceremony Wednesday at the Coast Guard’s Cleveland Moorings facility. Rear Adm. Michael Parks, Coast Guard 9th District commander, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, and other local and military agency representatives were on hand to welcome the ship and 17 crewmembers to their...

Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrives in Great Lakes for 2012-2013 ice-breaking season

Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrives in Great Lakes for 2012-2013 ice-breaking season
CLEVELAND — A Maine-based Coast Guard cutter arrived at its temporary homeport at the Cleveland Moorings Wednesday to assist in the service’s ice-breaking mission in the Great Lakes throughout the winter months. While in the region, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug from Rockland, Maine, will assist other Coast Guard icebreakers during Operations Coal...