Coast Guard hoists 5 people from breakwall near Harbor Beach, Michigan

Coast Guard hoists 5 people from breakwall near Harbor Beach, Michigan
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo DETROIT – An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescued 5 people from the rocks after their fishing vessel lost power and was blown against a breakwall by high winds, Friday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center...

Coast Guard searching for PIW in Sandusky Bay

Coast Guard searching for PIW in Sandusky Bay
A MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit File photo by Seaman Brooke Sauers CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is searching for a person in the water in Sandusky Bay after he was reported missing Friday evening. Crews are searching for a 245-pound male with blond hair, wearing a black long-sleeve t-shirt. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard conducts ice rescues on Saginaw Bay
DETROIT – The Coast Guard conducted two ice rescues on Saginaw Bay, Sunday, rescuing one man who had fallen through the ice while on an ATV, and another man who became stranded while ice fishing Coast Guard Station Saginaw River Airboat file photo. . The Coast Guard was contacted by Bay City emergency 911 stating that an ice fisherman, about two miles off of Pinconning State Park, heard someone screaming...

Coast Guard Sector Detroit warns public of thin and decreasing ice

Coast Guard Sector Detroit warns public of thin and decreasing ice
DETROIT – The Coast Guard is advising the public in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan to avoid going on lakes and rivers until ice is more stable after a streak of ice-related incidents. Ice conditions continue to deteriorate. Coast Guard Sector Detroit’s Command Center recently responded to 21 persons in distress; out of those, three people lost their lives. The instances surrounding the...

Coast Guard warns warmer temperatures could bring dangerous ice conditions

Coast Guard warns warmer temperatures could bring dangerous ice conditions
DETROIT – The Coast Guard is warning ice sport enthusiasts Friday of potentially unstable ice conditions due to weather forecasts calling for warmer temperatures and anticipated rain and fog over the weekend in much of Michigan and Ohio. Last week, Coast Guard Sector Detroit’s Command Center coordinated the rescue of 10 people and experienced one loss of life on Lake Erie after a similar...

Coast Guard rescues 5 from Lake Erie ice floe

Coast Guard rescues 5 from Lake Erie ice floe
Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Delong DETROIT — Coast Guard Sector Detroit’s Command Center coordinated with U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Detroit​, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and other local rescue responders to save five fishermen from Lake Erie after they were stranded on an ice floe Friday. Sector Detroit’s Command Center received a distress call...

Coast Guard establishes Saginaw Bay and Lake Erie Islands regulated navigation areas for winter

Coast Guard establishes Saginaw Bay and Lake Erie Islands regulated navigation areas for winter
DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard has amended its Great Lakes Regulated Navigation Areas to include two safety zones in the Lake Erie Islands, Ohio and Saginaw Bay, Michigan regions. These zones will apply during the winter months to protect waterway users, vessels and mariners from hazards associated with winter conditions and navigation. Any vessels wishing to enter these areas after noon on Saturday,...

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 commences Operation Coal Shovel

Coast Guard commences Operation Coal Shovel
Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay Operation Coal Shovel file photo DETROIT – The Coast Guard has commenced Operation Coal Shovel domestic ice-breaking operations, Friday. Operation Coal Shovel encompasses ice-breaking in southern Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair / Detroit River system, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers work together to break ice in these...