Coast Guard ends Operation Coal Shovel, Operation Taconite continues

Coast Guard ends Operation Coal Shovel, Operation Taconite continues
googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay assists the tug Anglian Lady and barge Ironmaster through Mud Lake Junction in the St. Marys River March 29, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Gould). CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard ended Operation Coal Shovel, a domestic icebreaking operation,...

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...

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards meet for annual ice conference in Cleveland

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards meet for annual ice conference in Cleveland
Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, the commander of the Coast Guard 9th District, stands with Julie Gascon, the Canadian Coast Guard assistant commissioner for the Central and Arctic Region, Nov. 2, 2017.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher M. Yaw) CLEVELAND — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards met at the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland Wednesday and Thursday...

Coast Guard begins Operation Coal Shovel

Coast Guard begins Operation Coal Shovel
Operation Coal Shovel file photo DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard officially commenced Operation Coal Shovel, Tuesday, encompassing domestic ice-breaking operations in southern Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair / Detroit River system, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence Seaway. U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers work together to break ice in these waterways as conditions worsen...

Coast Guard breaks ice with Operation Coal Shovel

Coast Guard breaks ice with Operation Coal Shovel
Crew members aboard Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay, work to free the anchor chain of ice buildup  during training on Lake Erie, Jan. 13, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman James Becker) DETROIT —U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreaking crews kicked off Operation Coal Shovel Friday in the waters of the southern Great Lakes. Operation Coal Shovel encompasses domestic ice-breaking operations in...

US, Canadian Coast Guards prepare for Great Lakes icebreaking season in Cleveland

US, Canadian Coast Guards prepare for Great Lakes icebreaking season in Cleveland
Julie Gascon, the Canadian Coast Guard assistant commissioner for the Central and Arctic Region, stands with Rear Adm. June Ryan, the commander of the Coast Guard 9th District, Oct. 20, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher M. Yaw) CLEVELAND — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards along with other federal and industry representatives met at the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal...

U.S. and Canada conclude ice breaking operations for the season

U.S. and Canada conclude ice breaking operations for the season
U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw (foreground) and Alder continue ice breaking operations on eastern Lake Superior. CLEVELAND — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews concluded the nation’s largest domestic ice breaking operation Monday, after more than four months of ice breaking operations in the Great Lakes. Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, plans and runs Operation Taconite, an ice...

US, Canadian Coast Guards end ice breaking in North Channel, assist with clearing Harsens Island ferry path

US, Canadian Coast Guards end ice breaking in North Channel, assist with clearing Harsens Island ferry path
DETROIT – After three days of concentrated effort, U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers concluded flushing operations and cleared two significant plugs in the St. Clair River as part of Operation Coal Shovel. The combined efforts of the Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay, Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw, Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay and Canadian Coast Guard ship Griffon and Canadian Coast Guard ship...