Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 5 from vessel fire

Coast Guard, good Samaritans rescue 5 from vessel fire
CLEVELAND – A Coast Guard Station Ludington search and rescue crew responded to a 31-foot boat on fire just south of Big Sable Lighthouse, Michigan, July 18, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo.) CLEVELAND – A U.S. Coast Guard Station Ludington response boat-small crew and a good Samaritan responded to a vessel fire near Big Sable Point, Michigan, Tuesday. The good Samaritan vessel arrived...

Coast Guard continues response for grounded vessel near Ludington

Coast Guard continues response for grounded vessel near Ludington
The remains of a 76-foot pleasure craft sit in Lake Michigan April 21, 2017 off Ludington, Mich.  U.S. Coast Guard photo CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews continue to monitor salvage operations Friday of a 76-foot recreational vessel that grounded on April 15 in the vicinity of Big Sable Point near Ludington, Michigan. The vessel’s superstructure has broken off with debris scattered along the...

Multiple weekend rescues prompt Coast Guard warning about cold water

Multiple weekend rescues prompt Coast Guard warning about cold water
USCG File Photo CHICAGO — The Coast Guard is reminding people who plan to recreate outdoors about the continued dangers of cold water despite warmer air temperatures. As temperatures approached 80 degrees in some areas of the Midwest Saturday and Sunday, people took to the water, and the Coast Guard responded to multiple cases on the Great Lakes involving boaters in distress, including four people...

Weather prevents recovery of vessel aground off Ludington

Weather prevents recovery of vessel aground off Ludington
A 76-foot pleasure craft rests near the shore off Ludington, Mich., after the operator grounded the vessel when he discovered it was taking on water, April 15, 2017. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Northern A1 Services) CHICAGO  —  Weather conditions in the vicinity of Big Sable Point near Ludington, Michigan, where a 76-foot recreational vessel was grounded Saturday, continue to hinder salvage...

Coast Guard recovers operator off grounded, flooding vessel near Ludington

Coast Guard recovers operator off grounded, flooding vessel near Ludington
A 76-foot pleasure craft rests near the shore off Ludington, Mich., after the operator grounded the vessel when he discovered it was taking on water, April 15, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Northern A1 Services) CHICAGO — A boat crew from Coast Guard Station Ludington, Michigan, assisted an operator off of his vessel that he grounded off Big Sable Point Saturday. The operator was on...

Coast Guard ends search for fisherman near Ludington

LUDINGTON, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard ended its search Monday afternoon for a man who disappeared in Lake Michigan two and a half miles off Ludington, Michigan, Sunday night. “This is the hardest decision we have to make,” said Cmdr. Leanne Lusk, of Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan. “Coast Guard helicopters and boats crews, as well as numerous members of the local first responder...

Coast Guard crew responds to disabled vessel report, finds intoxicated operator

Coast Guard crew responds to disabled vessel report, finds intoxicated operator
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard response to a report of a disabled vessel in Lake Michigan Wednesday evening just north of Pentwater, Michigan, resulted in the operator being taken into custody by local police for boating under the influence when alcohol testing revealed his blood alcohol content was 0.194. Shortly before 9:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee...

Coast Guard hoists 4 people from Lake Michigan in 2 storm-related cases Sunday

Coast Guard hoists 4 people from Lake Michigan in 2 storm-related cases Sunday
CHICAGO – The Coast Guard safely hoisted 4 persons from Lake Michigan in two separate, storm-related cases Sunday. At approximately 5:25 p.m. EST, watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan command center in Milwaukee received a call, via Leelanau County 911, from a man stating that he and his 33-year-old brother were kayaking near the Manitou Islands in northern Michigan when a severe...

Coast Guard, local agencies assist 7 after boat hits Ludington, Mich., breakwall

Coast Guard, local agencies assist 7 after boat hits Ludington, Mich., breakwall
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and local agencies assisted seven people after the vessel they were aboard struck the north breakwall in Ludington, Michigan, late Sunday evening. At 9:30 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, received a report that a 34-foot pleasure craft, with seven people aboard, had collided with the north breakwall in Ludington. A crew from Coast...