Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Line to patrol Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Line to patrol Lake Champlain
Coast Guard Cutter Hawser file photo by PAC Bob Laura SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Coast Guard cutters Hawser and Line are scheduled to patrol Lake Champlain this weekend to assist with the recreational boating safety and law enforcement missions. The 65-foot harbor tugs will augment efforts of Coast Guard Station and Aids to Navigation Team Burlington, a two-boat station responsible for 490-square miles,...

Coast Guard Cutter Line ensures delivery of vital home heating oil to Port Jefferson

Coast Guard Cutter Line ensures delivery of vital home heating oil to Port Jefferson
The Line breaking a vessel out of the ice near West Point, NY NEW YORK – The Coast Guard Cutter Line helped facilitate the delivery of 60,000 barrels of home heating oil on Saturday and another 78,000 barrels on Sunday to Port Jefferson, New York. Without the deliveries made during this weekend, more than 1 million customers throughout the Long Island area would have been without home heating oil. The...

Coast Guard assets, tugboat break vessel out of ice near West Point, N.Y.

Coast Guard assets, tugboat break vessel out of ice near West Point, N.Y.
Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutters Line and Willow worked with a commercial contracted tug to break tug Maryland out of thick ice near West Point, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2015. NEW YORK – Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutters Line and Willow worked with a commercial contracted tug to break tug Maryland out of thick ice near West Point, New York, Wednesday. Tugboat Maryland notified Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard units keeping up with ice conditions in Northeast

Coast Guard units keeping up with ice conditions in Northeast
BOSTON – The 2013 icebreaking continues for Coast Guard units throughout the Northeast. Coast Guard units from New Jersey to Maine have been busy breaking ice during the winter months and have been monitoring special aids to navigation in areas known to be impacted by ice. Additionally, Coast Guard-designated ice officers have met with and provided ice training to industry partners. During...