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...

U.S, Canadian Coast Guard renew icebreaking partnership

U.S, Canadian Coast Guard renew icebreaking partnership
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, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. CLEVELAND — Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, Commander, United...

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...

Breaking the law: Coast Guard crews and US attorneys review evidence procedures

Breaking the law: Coast Guard crews and US attorneys review evidence procedures
Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Scott Manion gives a tour of the station’s small boats to several assistant U.S. attorneys and interns from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin) CLEVELAND — Crews from Cleveland U.S. Coast Guard units hosted Department of Justice assistant U.S. attorneys and interns...

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 to host 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week

Coast Guard to host 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week
BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo is hosting the 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week celebration, which commences with an opening ceremony at Canalside Sunday, May 3, 2015. Armed Forces week exists to honor those who have served, and the focus of the 55th Annual Western New York Armed Forces Week is to honor gold star mothers. The opening ceremony, which is free and...

Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay rescues man walking in middle of Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay rescues man walking in middle of Lake St. Clair
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, home-ported in Cleveland, rescued a 25-year-old man attempting to walk across Lake St. Clair, March 5, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Josh Zike) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man attempting to walk across Lake St. Clair Thursday morning and is transporting the man to Algonac, Michigan. The man rescued is a 25-year-old American citizen, who stated...

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...

Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay holds change of command

Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay holds change of command
CLEVELAND – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay held a change of command ceremony at the Coast Guard’s Cleveland Moorings facility Friday morning. Lt. Cmdr. Molly Waters was relieved as commanding officer by Lt. Joshua Zike during the ceremony as Rear Adm. Fred M. Midgette, commander of the Coast Guard 9th District, presided. Waters had been the commanding officer of the cutter since...