Spouses to the rescue; Snacks on deck

Spouses to the rescue; Snacks on deck
NEW YORK – Lt. Justin Gear (left), Stephanie Parker (middle), and Cindi Smith (right) hold up the blue bags of care packages the New York Area Spouses Club put together for distribution, September 21, 2017.(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson E.T. Conroy.) by Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy New York – For the past seven decades New York City has played host to the country’s...

Maine based Coast Guard cutters break ice to mitigate flood danger on Kennebec River

Maine based Coast Guard cutters break ice to mitigate flood danger on Kennebec River
Coast Guard Cutter Tackle breaks ice on the Kennebec River, Maine, April 1, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone) BOSTON – The Coast Guard broke ice this week in the main channel of the Kennebec River from Merrymeeting Bay to Gardiner, Maine. This reduced the risk of ice jam flooding as snow and river ice melt. Spring runoff from rain and melting snow can cause choke...

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay returns home following one of the harshest winters on record

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay returns home following one of the harshest winters on record
Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay breaks ice in the Hudson River near Catskill, N.Y., on March 3, 2015, in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OP RENEW)\(Coast Guard photo by Lt. Ken Sauerbrunn) BOSTON — Following a 61-day deployment on the Hudson River, the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay returned to their homeport of Rockland, Maine yesterday after conducting icebreaking operations...

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay breaks ice before next winter storm

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay breaks ice before next winter storm
NEW YORK – Ahead of the next winter storm, the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay continues to conduct ice breaking along the Hudson River in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters. OP RENEW is the Coast Guard’s region-wide effort to ensure Northeast communities have the security, supplies, and emergency resources they need throughout the winter. “Today, overall it’s...

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay keeps shipping lanes open on the Hudson River

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay keeps shipping lanes open on the Hudson River
BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay is conducting ice breaking along the Hudson River in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters. OP RENEW is the Coast Guard’s region-wide effort to ensure Northeast communities have the security, supplies, and emergency resources they need throughout the winter. Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay breaks ice on the Hudson River in New York on...

Coast Guard breaks ice on Kennebec River – video

Coast Guard breaks ice on Kennebec River - video
BOSTON — Coast Guard crews broke ice, Thursday, to reduce the risk of flooding as snow and river ice begins to melt and flow out to sea along the main channel of the Kennebec River from Merrymeeting Bay, Maine, to Gardiner, Maine. This operation, known as Operation Spring Break-out, signals the closing stages of the Coast Guard’s 2013-2014 winter icebreaking season. The crew of the Coast Guard...

False distress call leads to 3 months in prison and $489,000 reimbursement order for Ohio man.

False distress call leads to 3 months in prison and $489,000 reimbursement order for Ohio man.
Cleveland – A Sandusky man was sentenced to three months in federal custody and ordered to pay $489,007 in restitution after for making a false distress call that caused a massive search on Lake Erie, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Danik Shiv Kumar, 21, pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of making a false distress calls. On the...

Coast Guard coordinates, oversees the collection of runaway barge on Lake Superior

Coast Guard coordinates, oversees the collection of runaway barge on Lake Superior
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard coordinated and oversaw the collection of a runaway barge on Lake Superior, in the vicinity of Manitou Island, early Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries or pollution reported. At approximately 1:45 a.m., a search and rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. received a mayday call from the tug Victory, the motor vessel James L. Kuber’s...

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...