Coast Guard to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic

Coast Guard to close southern Green Bay for commercial traffic
MILWAUKEE – Captain of the Port Sector Lake Michigan will be closing the waters of southern Green Bay to commercial vessel traffic starting on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12:00 noon local time. The bay is expected to be reopened in early Spring, weather permitting. This closure will impact all waters southwest of a line extending between Peshtigo Point and Sherwood Point in the bay of Green Bay. This...

Coast Guard Commences Operation Coal Shovel

Coast Guard Commences Operation Coal Shovel
Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay cuts ice in the Detroit River in this Operation Coal Shovel file photo. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Jaquish, Air Station Detroit. DETROIT, MI – The U.S. Coast Guard commenced Operation Coal Shovel on Monday, December 26, 2022. Operation Coal Shovel is the domestic ice-breaking operation with an area of responsibility spanning from southern...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs Australia, bound for Antarctica

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs Australia, bound for Antarctica
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) crew hosts guests for a reception aboard the cutter in Hobart, Tasmania, Dec. 18, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney) HOBART, Australia — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) crew departed Hobart, December 21, 2022, to begin their journey across the Southern Ocean en route to Antarctica in support of...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visits Australia on way to McMurdo Station

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visits Australia on way to McMurdo Station
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) moors to a fuel pier in Sydney, Dec. 12, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Aidan Cooney) SYDNEY — The United States Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), the nation’s only operational heavy icebreaker, made a scheduled port call, Thursday, in Chowder Bay, Australia. The Polar Star’s Chowder Bay port call is part of the...

Coast Guard icebreaker returns home after four-month Arctic deployment

Coast Guard icebreaker returns home after four-month Arctic deployment
Senior Chief Matthew Fritchey speaks to members of the media at the Coast Guard Base in Seattle after U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) returned to homeport, Nov.11, 2022.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) returned to its Seattle homeport Friday following a historic 17,000-mile, 124-day deployment in the high Arctic...

Coast Guard icebreaking operations St. Marys River

Coast Guard icebreaking operations St. Marys River
Coast Guard Cutter Biscayne Bay file photo by Lt. j.g. Paul Junghans. SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. ⎯ The U.S. Coast Guard starts breaking ice in the lower St. Marys River in preparation for the 2022 Great Lakes commercial shipping season, March 7, 2022. Initially, the icebreaking activity will focus on the lower St. Marys River, south of Munuscong (Mud) Lake and the Middle Neebish Channel north and...

Polar Star reaches southernmost navigable waters on Earth

Polar Star reaches southernmost navigable waters on Earth
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) transits away from the ice shelf near the Bay of Whales, Antarctica, Feb. 17, 2022. Polar Star navigated to the Southernmost navigable seas and entered uncharted waters, reaching the edge of the ice shelf. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) reached...

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards work together in St. Clair River

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards work together in St. Clair River
Canadian coast guard icebreaker Griffon and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay work to flush an ice jam in the St. Clair River during the 2009-2010 Great Lakes ice breaking season.Photo courtesy of Motor Vessel Presque Isle. DETROIT ⎯ The United States Coast Guard has received numerous calls about rising water levels in the St. Clair River. The Coast Guard urges those who may be affected to contact...

Coast Guard to break ice along Penobscot, Connecticut, and Hudson Rivers

Coast Guard to break ice along Penobscot, Connecticut, and Hudson Rivers
Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay breaks ice in the Hudson River in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters. Coast Guard file photo by Lt. Ken Sauerbrunn BOSTON — The Coast Guard ice breaking season is underway as winter’s cold temperatures are impacting ports, waterways, and harbors in the Northeast. Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (RENEW) is the Coast Guard’s...