Cargo vessel Calumet is refloated, St Marys River reopened to traffic

Cargo vessel Calumet is refloated, St Marys River reopened to traffic
The merchant vessel Calumet sits hard aground in shallow water outside of the channel on St. Marys River, southeast of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The cargo vessel Calumet, a 629-foot ship that ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island Wednesday, was re-floated Friday, at approximately 8:50 PM, after the Coast Guard approved...

Coast Guard continues to monitor merchant vessel aground in Saint Mary River

Coast Guard continues to monitor merchant vessel aground in Saint Mary River
The merchant vessel Calumet sits hard aground in shallow water outside of the channel on St. Marys River, southeast of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, August 10, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to monitor a 629-foot U.S. cargo ship that ran aground on the north side of Sugar Island in the St. Marys River, Wednesday, at about 11:40 p.m. The merchant...

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

Multi-agency full-scale mass-rescue exercise in Waiska Bay, Michigan
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 and provides the participating agencies the opportunity to evaluate the coordination between multi-agency...

Grounded bulk carrier Mississagi successfully refloated in St. Marys River

Grounded bulk carrier Mississagi successfully refloated in St. Marys River
Cargo from the grounded 603-foot Canadian bulk carrier Mississagi (right) is offloaded onto a barge as lightering operations commenced to refloat the vessel April 25, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Traverse City) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The grounded 603-foot Canadian bulk carrier Mississagi was successfully refloated on the St. Marys River following operations to offload approximately...

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in St. Marys River

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in St. Marys River
The motor vessel Mississagi sits aground in the lower St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Mich., April 22, 2015 (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Traverse City) Sault Ste Marie, Michigan —The Coast Guard is responding to a 603-foot bulk carrier which ran aground in the St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Michigan, early Wednesday. The motor vessel Mississagi, a Canadian-flagged...

Coast Guard conducts medical evacuation of 88-year-old man from Chandler Island near Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.

Coast Guard conducts medical evacuation of 88-year-old man from Chandler Island near Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation Tuesday morning of an 88-year-old man from Chandler Island just north of Island Number Two in the St. Marys River. Just before 9 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received a request from Chippewa County 911 dispatchers to transport two emergency medical service personnel from the Sault Ste. Marie Fire...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from burning boat on St. Marys River

Coast Guard rescues 2 from burning boat on St. Marys River
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a burning boat on the St. Marys River in the vicinity of Sugar Island, Mich., Thursday morning. At approximately 9:10 a.m., a communications watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., overheard a distress call via VHF-FM channel 16 reporting that a 17-foot pleasure craft was fully engulfed in flames near Sugar Island...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend with rescues, assists, law enforcement activity

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend with rescues, assists, law enforcement activity
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great Lakes had a busy weekend and responded to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing five and assisting 127. Unfortunately, three lives were lost, 11 people were cited for boating under the influence, and 23 voyages were terminated for various safety concerns. The following synopses are just a few of the responses that the Coast Guard was...

Coast Guard response to sunken tug in St. Marys River continues

Coast Guard response to sunken tug in St. Marys River continues
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Coast Guard crews are continuing to respond Monday to a tug that sank in the upper St. Marys River and has been located near lighted buoy 35. At 3:30 a.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was contacted by the crew of the tug Bill Maier, which was towing three barges and the tug Hammond Bay when the crew lost sight of the Hammond...