Coast Guard establishes Saginaw Bay and Lake Erie Islands regulated navigation areas for winter

Coast Guard establishes Saginaw Bay and Lake Erie Islands regulated navigation areas for winter
DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard has amended its Great Lakes Regulated Navigation Areas to include two safety zones in the Lake Erie Islands, Ohio and Saginaw Bay, Michigan regions. These zones will apply during the winter months to protect waterway users, vessels and mariners from hazards associated with winter conditions and navigation. Any vessels wishing to enter these areas after noon on Saturday,...

Coast Guard rescues man in windy Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard rescues man in windy Saginaw Bay
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued a man in Saginaw Bay after his 19-foot vessel began taking on water Tuesday afternoon. Just before 4:30 p.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, in Essexville, Michigan, received a report from the local 911 dispatch of a 19-foot recreational fishing boat, with one man aboard, that was taking on water about 4.5 miles north of the Saginaw River. A...

Coast Guard cancels planned ice-breaking operations in Saginaw Bay

Coast Guard cancels planned ice-breaking operations in Saginaw Bay
DETROIT — The Coast Guard has canceled ice-breaking operations that were scheduled to take place in Saginaw Bay, beginning Saturday morning. The ice-breaking operations were announced Thursday. Anyone participating in ice activities on the Great Lakes should follow the acronym of I.C.E.: * Information about current weather and ice conditions. Tell a friend of your intended destination. Know...

Coast Guard warning Saginaw Bay residents of upcoming ice-breaking activity

Coast Guard warning Saginaw Bay residents of upcoming ice-breaking activity
DETROIT — The Coast Guard is advising Saginaw Bay residents that the Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay is scheduled to conduct ice-breaking operations in Saginaw Bay Saturday morning. The Coast Guard is advising residents and visitors that any ice in the area may be particularly unstable and dangerous. The cutter is scheduled to conduct the initial fracture of the Saginaw Bay Entrance Channel, from Gravelly...

Ice-breaking operation in Saginaw Bay postponed

Ice-breaking operation in Saginaw Bay postponed
DETROIT — The Coast Guard has postponed an ice-breaking operation that was scheduled to begin Sunday morning in the vicinity of the Saginaw Bay Entrance Channel. The operation was announced in a news release that was distributed Thursday. Based on the extent of ice coverage in the region, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock has been reassigned to break ice in another area. The Coast Guard will...

Coat Guard schedules ice breaking operations for Saginaw Bay

Coat Guard schedules ice breaking operations for Saginaw Bay
DETROIT — The Coast Guard is scheduled to begin ice-breaking operations in the vicinity of the Saginaw Bay Entrance Channel Sunday beginning at 7 a.m. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock will be ice breaking from Gravelly Shoal to the entrance of the Saginaw River. Any ice in the vicinity of the cutter or the track that it creates should be considered unsafe and the Coast Guard advises everyone...

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions throughout Saginaw Bay due to warming temperatures

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice conditions throughout Saginaw Bay due to warming temperatures
BAY CITY, Mich., — The Coast Guard is warning outdoor enthusiasts of unsafe ice conditions throughout Saginaw Bay, the Saginaw River and in the area surrounding the Consumers Power Plant locally known as the ‘Hot Ponds.’ The crew of Coast Guard Station Saginaw River in Essexville, Mich., warns that warm temperatures forecasted for the weekend will weaken the ice and could cause extremely...

Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock to break ice in Saginaw Bay shipping channel

Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock to break ice in Saginaw Bay shipping channel
DETROIT – The Coast Guard is scheduled to start ice-breaking operations in the Saginaw Bay area starting Friday, January 4. The Coast Guard is advising Saginaw area residents that they will be inbound the Saginaw Bay shipping channel to conduct ice breaking operations. The estimated time of arrival for the Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock, a 225-foot Seagoing Buoy Tender homeported in Port Huron, Mich.,...

Coast Guard and firefighters respond to sunken tug encased in ice

Pollution investigators from Coast Guard Sector Detroit and firefighters from a Saginaw, Mich., fire department are at the scene of a sunken tug boat partially encased in ice in Saginaw Bay today and are working with the tug company’s representatives to develop a salvage plan. Representatives from Bay Aggregate, the company that owns the Ann Marie, found the 65-foot tug sunk upright at the company’s...