Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners carrying passengers for hire

Enforcement measures increase against unlicensed mariners carrying passengers for hire
DULUTH, Minn. — The Coast Guard is stepping up enforcement measures on boat operators illegally taking passengers for hire. This summer the Coast Guard will conduct operations to stop illegal passenger vessel operators in Northern Minnesota and Western Lake Superior waters. A similar operation was conducted last summer in the vicinity of Chicago, and during those operations fifty percent of stopped...

Coast Guard announces Duluth-Superior Harbor security restrictions

Coast Guard announces Duluth-Superior Harbor security restrictions
DULUTH, Minn. — The U. S. Coast Guard in Duluth, Minnesota is scheduled to establish security restrictions on portions of the Duluth-Superior Harbor on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 20, 2018, as part of President Trump’s visit to the area. The U.S. Coast Guard will establish and strictly enforce two security zones on northern and central portions of the Duluth-Superior Harbor, including the...

Training exercises in Duluth to begin Monday

Training exercises in Duluth to begin Monday
SUPERIOR, Wisc., — The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth is scheduled to conduct training exercises to test the Captain of the Port, Duluth, area maritime security plan and area contingency plan within the port of Duluth-Superior, Monday. Multiple federal, state, and local agencies as well as industry stakeholders will test the plans abilities to respond to a maritime security posture increase...

Coast Guard announces safety zone for Bayfield 4th of July fireworks display

Coast Guard announces safety zone for Bayfield 4th of July fireworks display
Temporary safety zone for the annual Bayfield 4th of July fireworks display. (U.S. Coast Guard graphic) BAYFIELD, Wisconsin — The U. S. Coast Guard has established and will strictly enforce a safety zone on the water for the annual Bayfield 4th of July fireworks display on Tuesday. The temporary safety zone will be in effect from approximately 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in the...

Marine Safety Unit Duluth members raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month

Marine Safety Unit Duluth members raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month
Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth, Minn., get ready at the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge for a 5K run along the city’s Lakewalk in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, April 25, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo). DULUTH, Minn. — Members of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth, Minnesota participated in a 5K run/walk along the Duluth Lakewalk in support of Sexual...

Duluth Coast Guard initiates penalty for 2 ferry jumpers

Duluth Coast Guard initiates penalty for 2 ferry jumpers
DULUTH, Minn. — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth initiated an enforcement action Wednesday for two men who jumped from the transiting Madeline Island Ferry in July. The enforcement action is the result of a Coast Guard investigation of the incident involving the two individuals who deliberately jumped from the ferry as it entered the harbor in Bayfield, Wisconsin, July 31, 2016. The crew aboard...

New commanding officer takes helm at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth

New commanding officer takes helm at Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth
Cmdr. Erin E. Williams shakes hands with Cmdr. Alan H. Moore Jr. while Capt. Marko Broz looks on during a change-of-command ceremony in Duluth, Minn., July 22, 2016.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) DULUTH, Minn. — The crew of Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth held a change-of-command ceremony Friday at the Depot – Great Hall in Duluth. During the ceremony, Cmdr. Erin E. Williams relieved Cmdr....

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat from flooding in northern Wisconsin

Coast Guard responds to pollution threat from flooding in northern Wisconsin
DULUTH, Minn. — Coast Guard, federal, state and local first responders are responding to pollution threats from flooding in Saxon Harbor, Wisconsin, along the shore of Lake Superior, Wednesday. Initial reports indicate a number of damaged and sunken boats in the area. Pollution responders from Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Duluth are on scene to assess the situation with assistance from the U.S....

Coast Guard safety zone in effect for Duluth fireworks display

Coast Guard safety zone in effect for Duluth fireworks display
DULUTH, Minnesota, — The Captain of the Port Duluth has established and will strictly enforce a safety zone on the water for the annual Duluth Fourth Fest fireworks display, Monday. The temporary safety zone will be in effect from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday, in the northwestern section of the Duluth Harbor basin in the vicinity of the Georgia Pacific pier. The safety zone will prohibit navigation...