Multi-agency full-scale mass-rescue exercise in Waiska Bay, Michigan

Multi-agency full-scale mass-rescue exercise in Waiska Bay, Michigan
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); SAULT STE MARIE, Michigan – The Coast Guard is teaming up with members from two dozen agencies for a full-scale  in Waiska Bay in Brimley, Michigan, Saturday. The joint exercise involves a simulated aircraft crash into Waiska Bay near Bay Mills Point, designed to test coordinated emergency response...

Coast Guard, Alpena Sheriff’s Department, good Samaritan rescue 2 aboard flooding 42-foot sailboat in Lake Huron

Coast Guard, Alpena Sheriff's Department, good Samaritan rescue 2 aboard flooding 42-foot sailboat in Lake Huron
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard, the Alpena Sheriff’s Department and several good Samaritans are assisting two men aboard a 42-foot sailboat that began taking on water early Wednesday morning 18 miles east of Alpena, Michigan in Lake Huron. Shortly after 9 a.m.,  watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received a call from two men aboard a 42-foot sailboat stating...

Coast Guard medevacs sick diver

Coast Guard medevacs sick diver
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard conducted an emergency medical evacuation of a sick diver from a diving vessel operating in Northern Lake Huron, late Thursday morning. At about 11:45 a.m., a Coast Guard boarding team from Coast Guard Station Alpena, Mich., aboard a 25-foot Response Boat-Small started a boarding and safety inspection of the dive vessel Black Dog, a documented commercial dive vessel in...

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel

Coast Guard rescues 3 from aground vessel
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard aircrew rescued three people from a vessel that began taking on water after running aground in Thunder Bay near Alpena, Mich., Thursday morning. A search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie, Mich., was contacted at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday by boaters aboard a 22-foot pleasure craft who were en route back to shore after a fishing trip in Lake Huron. The...

Coast Guard rescues 3 women who became stranded while canoeing in Lake Huron’s Thunder Bay

CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard boatcrew rescued three women who had become stranded on Grass Island in Thunder Bay Saturday evening. Rescued were one 16-year-old and two 18-year-olds, all from the local area. The Coast Guard was notified at 7:45 p.m. by a 911 dispatcher who was called by one of the women.  They had reportedly been canoeing on Thunder Bay Saturday when wind and waves became too strong...

Coast Guard boatcrew rescues windsurfer near Alpena

CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Alpena, Mich., rescued a windsurfer Sunday evening at the mouth of Thunder Bay near Alpena after the windsurf board’s mast and fin broke, causing the 52-year-old man to become stranded on his board. The man’s wife called Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., at 7:18 p.m., Sunday to report her husband planned to return to the couple’s...

Great Lakes Coast Guard realigns three sector boundaries to provide bettter service

CLEVELAND – The Ninth Coast Guard District announced Thursday a boundary realignment involving three of its subordinate sectors that serve the Great Lakes, in order to better balance span of control and provide better service to members of the maritime industry. Specifically, the Ninth District has determined that crews would be in the best position to serve the public if Coast Guard Station...

Coast Guard rescues mariner after 4 hours in cold water without life jacket

A \boat crew from Coast Guard Station Alpena, Mich., rescued a man who was in 60-degree water without a life jacket in Lake Huron for almost four hours after his boat capsized near Stoneport, Mich., Sept. 6.

Coast Guard responds to oil discharge from historic sunken vessel

ALPENA, Mich. – Oil spill response organization T&T Bisso, along with U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit, sealed the source of oil discharge from the sunken 470-foot freighter Nordmeer, August 6, 2010.