Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great lakes had a busy Operation Dry Water weekend, responding to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing seven, assisting 133 and removing from the water 6 operators who were boating under the influence. With the longer Fourth of July weekend...

Inclement weekend weather source of numerous Great Lakes searches and rescues

Inclement weekend weather source of numerous Great Lakes searches and rescues
CLEVELAND — Boaters caught in inclement weather and unmarked watercraft breaking free and floating off shore across the Great Lakes region caused numerous Coast Guard searches and rescues during the weekend. The Coast Guard encourages everyone, regardless of boating experience, ability or vessel type, to check current and forecast weather before heading out onto the water, and encourages owners...

Coast Guard and partners respond to 46 search and rescue cases across the Great Lakes

Coast Guard and partners respond to 46 search and rescue cases across the Great Lakes
Cleveland – Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary crews, partner rescue agencies and good Samaritans across the Great Lakes responded to more than 46 cases of mariners in distress this past weekend. Coast Guard crews rescued 12 people across the Lakes. At 10:23 p.m., Friday, a rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Fairport, Ohio, aboard a 25-foot response boat, responded to a report of two people...

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary assist 16 boaters during busy start of weekend

Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary assist 16 boaters during busy start of weekend
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary assisted 16 boaters in upper New York and Detroit area during a busy Friday night and Saturday morning. At about 9:30 p.m., Friday, a boat crew aboard a 45-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Belle Isle in Detroit responded to a boat taking on water in the vicinity of Harbor Hill Marina on the Detroit River. Upon arriving on scene the...

Coast Guard rescues 3, removes 3 drunk boaters during busy Saturday on the Great Lakes

Coast Guard rescues 3, removes 3 drunk boaters during busy Saturday on the Great Lakes
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two, assisted four, conducted a medevac and cited three boaters for boating under the influence during patrols throughout the Great Lakes region, Saturday. At about 11:40 a.m., Coast Guard Station Lorain, Ohio, responded to a sailing vessel with two people aboard taking on water near the mouth of the Black River. The rescue boat crew, aboard a 25-foot response...

Coast Guard conducts mounted automatic weapons training at Fort Knox

Coast Guard conducts mounted automatic weapons training at Fort Knox
A chill breeze blew through the Kentucky hills as the last rays of sunlight cast their golden rays over the Fort Knox small arms range and faded into darkness. The landscape stood silent other than the occasional coyote sniffing through the underbrush or the hoot of an owl on a far away ridge. Coast Guardsmen stationed at various units within the Coast Guard 9th District, headquartered in Cleveland,...

Because there is a need

Because there is a need
By: Petty Officer 2nd Class Levi Read There are millions of opportunities to volunteer in our world, but very few of those require an expertise in something. In many cases, organizations are just grateful to have a few helping hands for a few hours. But, in the case of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, expertise is not only required but essential. When the Auxiliary gets involved, much like active-duty...

Coast Guard boatcrews rescue 6 boaters across the Great Lakes Saturday

Coast Guard boatcrews rescue 6 boaters across the Great Lakes Saturday
CLEVELAND — Separate Coast Guard rescue boatcrews rescued or assisted a total of six people in three different cases Saturday in waterways across the Great Lakes region. One common thread among all three successful search and rescue cases — all those rescued were wearing life jackets. Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y., were contacted at 4:53 p.m. over VHF-FM marine...

Coast Guard rescues 2 in Lake Ontario

LEVELAND — A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Sodus Point, N.Y., rescued two people from a vessel taking on water in Lake Ontario, Saturday evening. The names of the men are not being released. Both individuals were wearing life jackets, and there were no reported injuries. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Sodus Point received notification of a 17-foot pleasure craft taking on water...