Coast Guard rescues 7 off grounded vessel in Western Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 7 off grounded vessel in Western Lake Erie
Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued seven people Saturday evening off their grounded vessel on Buckeye Reef near Middle Bass Island in Western Lake Erie. Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Saturday, watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report of a 28-foot vessel that was hard aground on Buckeye Reef with five adults and two children...

St. Clair River to be closed for Port Huron Float Down

St. Clair River to be closed for Port Huron Float Down
A U.S. Coast Guard boat crew from Coast Guard Station Port Huron, Mich., stands by to provide assistance as needed at the start of the 2015  Port Huron Float Down(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen) PORT HURON, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard and multiple state and local agencies are advising the boating public that the St. Clair River is scheduled...

Coast Guard suspends search in western Lake Erie

Coast Guard suspends search in western Lake Erie
USCG file photo DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended their search in western Lake Erie for a possible person in the water following a distress call overheard on VHF-FM channel 16 Monday morning. There have been no correlating reports of distress, missing persons, or overdue vessels. At 8 p.m., July 3, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit suspended search efforts in response to a distress broadcast...

Coast Guard and RCAF searching for possible Person in Water in western Lake Erie

Coast Guard and RCAF searching for possible Person in Water in western Lake Erie
A MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit File photo by Seaman Brooke Sauers DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Air Force are searching western Lake Erie for a possible person in the water following a distress call overheard on VHF-FM channel 16 Monday morning. No further transmissions were made and the Coast Guard was unable to hail the vessel. At 10:45 a.m.,...

Coast Guard rescues 19 people, assists 14 others during Lake Erie storms

Coast Guard rescues 19 people, assists 14 others during Lake Erie storms
USCG File Photo CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews rescued 19 people and escorted 14 back to shore in four separate weather-related cases on Lake Erie involving capsized vessels, Saturday. Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center received notification of a pontoon boat, with 12 adults aboard, that was hit by rough seas and taking on water about a mile off of Gem Beach on Catawba Island, north of Sandusky,...

Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary rescue 17 people from Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary rescue 17 people from Lake St. Clair
USCG File Photo DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 17 people during two separate cases on Lake St. Clair, Friday. Shortly before 7 p.m. local time, the Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center received a call, via VHF Marine Radio Channel 16, from the owner and operator of a 39-foot vessel with 15 people aboard stating that they were taking on water approximately four and one-half miles offshore...

Coast Guard continue search for missing person in Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard continue search for missing person in Lake St. Clair
A MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit. File photo by Seaman Brooke Sauers DETROIT — Response personnel from the Coast Guard and local agencies continue their search for a man who fell into Lake St. Clair Friday evening. The Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center in Detroit received notification at about 8 p.m. local time of a 44-year-old male who fell off a 27-foot powerboat...

Coast Guard responds to boating collision in Lake St. Clair

Coast Guard responds to boating collision in Lake St. Clair
US Coast Guard File Photo DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard responded to reports of a collision between a 17-foot recreational boat and a 406-foot cargo vessel in Lake St. Clair approximately two miles offshore east of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, Sunday morning. The master of the involved cargo vessel, the Esta Desgagnes, a Canadian-flagged vessel home-ported in Quebec, Canada, immediately hailed...

Coast Guard medevacs man in lower Lake Erie

Coast Guard medevacs man in lower Lake Erie
A Coast Guard aviation survival technician is lowered onto the cargo vessel Joseph H. Thompson May 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Isaac Padilla) CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit medically evacuated a man experiencing a life-threatening illness aboard a cargo vessel in lower Lake Erie near Marblehead, Ohio, Wednesday afternoon. At 3 p.m., the cargo vessel...