EUPT, USCG partner to improve winter ferry service in upper Michigan

EUPT, USCG partner to improve winter ferry service in upper Michigan
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and Eastern Upper Peninsula Transit Authority singed a Memorandum of Understanding with a unified goal of improving ferry service during the winter to the St. Marys River’s three island communities in upper Michigan, Friday. Capt. Marko Broz, commander, Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, and Pete Paramski, director of the EUP Transit Authority,...

Coast Guard ends Operation Coal Shovel, Operation Taconite continues

Coast Guard ends Operation Coal Shovel, Operation Taconite continues
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, Monday. Coal Shovel encompasses ice-breaking in southern Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the...

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards conduct Spring Breakout

U.S., Canadian Coast Guards conduct Spring Breakout
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw exits the Soo Locks ahead of Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley and U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay cutting first tracks into the Upper St. Marys River as part of Spring Breakout. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Charles Kelly) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — U.S. Coast Guard cutters are breaking ice in Lake Superior, Bay of Green Bay, Straits of Mackinac and the St....

Coast Guard to open bay of Green Bay to shipping

Coast Guard to open bay of Green Bay to shipping
Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay file photo by Petty Officer First Class Carolyn Cihelka. SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw and Mobile Bay will commence ice breaking operations on the bay of Green Bay, Tuesday. The Coast Guard will commence Spring Breakout to prepare regional waterways for the tanker movements. U.S. Oil is scheduled to resume the shipment of fuel products to the...

Coast Guard to break ice on Kennebec, Penobscot Rivers

Coast Guard to break ice on Kennebec, Penobscot Rivers
Coast Guard Cutters Shackle and Tackle break ice along the Penobscot River in Brewer, Maine, in this Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson) BOSTON — The Coast Guard urges the public to remove their ice fishing shacks as soon as safely possible from the Kennebec and Penobscot Rivers as the Coast Guard begins its annual spring breakout on Wednesday. Individuals should refrain...

Despite flooding, engine failure, U.S. icebreaker completes Antarctica operation

Despite flooding, engine failure, U.S. icebreaker completes Antarctica operation
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star breaks ice in McMurdo Sound near Antarctica on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen. McMURDO STATION, Antarctica – The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star completed their mission Tuesday in support of National Science Foundation (NSF) after cutting a resupply channel through 15 miles of Antarctic ice in the Ross...

U.S, Canadian Coast Guard renew icebreaking partnership

U.S, Canadian Coast Guard renew icebreaking partnership
Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard Central and Arctic Region and Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, commander of the United States Coast Guard Ninth District, sign a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on icebreaking services for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway, Jan. 18, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo. CLEVELAND — Rear Admiral Joanna Nunan, Commander, United...

Coast Guard completes mid-winter ice-breaking effort on Kennebec River in Maine

Coast Guard completes mid-winter ice-breaking effort on Kennebec River in Maine
Coast Guard Cutter Bridle file photo by Chief Petty Officer Marc Moore BOSTON – The Coast Guard completed their ice-breaking operations on the Kennebec River, in Maine, Monday following a seven-day push that extended to Richmond, Maine. In response to the Maine Emergency Management Agency’s request to break out the Kennebec River, the Coast Guard relocated the 140-foot Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot...

Coast Guard urges public to remove ice fishing shacks, stay off Kennebec River, Maine

Coast Guard urges public to remove ice fishing shacks, stay off Kennebec River, Maine
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay breaks ice along the Kennebec River, in this file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson. BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging the public to remove ice fishing shacks and to stay off the Kennebec River Monday as ice breaking operations on the river are planned to begin Tuesday and last through the week. This operation, typically known as the Kennebec...