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...

Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay breaks ice to reduce flooding risk near Lorain, Ohio

Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay breaks ice to reduce flooding risk near Lorain, Ohio
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay broke ice Friday afternoon in the Port of Lorain, Ohio, in an attempt to prevent ice jams from forming and causing flooding of the surrounding areas. The cutter responded to a request from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lead federal agency for flood mitigation and response, who determined that the area would benefit from ice-breaking operations. The...

Coast Guard holds ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cleveland Moorings facility

Coast Guard holds ribbon-cutting ceremony at Cleveland Moorings facility
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the completion of a new building at its Cleveland Moorings facility Tuesday at 11 a.m. Rear Adm. Michael Parks, commander of the 9th Coast Guard District, retired Ohio Senator George Voinovich and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson attended and participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Fiscal Year 2010 Homeland Security Appropriations...

Coast Guard concludes ice-breaking season in western Great Lakes

CLEVELAND — The 9th Coast Guard District concluded Operation Taconite, its ice-breaking operation in the western Great Lakes, Friday, officially bringing the 2011-12 icebreaking season to a close. Under control of Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Operation Taconite is carried out in Lake Superior, the St. Mary’s River, the Straits of Mackinac, and northern Lake Huron. Operation Taconite...

Three Coast Guard icebreakers scheduled to moor near Cobo Hall in Detroit

CLEVELAND — The crews of three U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers are scheduled to be moored in Detroit near Cobo Hall, and provide free tours to the public on Friday and Saturday. Each cutter’s crew will be supporting the Coast Guard’s 2011-12 domestic icebreaking mission and providing support for a security zone surrounding the 24th Annual North American Auto Show. Moored in Detroit will be the 140-foot...

Coast Guard completes ice breaking operation in lower Great Lakes

USCG Cutter Morro Bay file photoDetroit, Mich. – The end of Operation Coal Shovel, Thursday, brings the Coast Guard icebreaking season on the lower Great Lakes to a close. Operations Coal Shovel and Taconite, the latter of which is still ongoing in the upper Great Lakes, are the largest bi-national domestic icebreaking efforts. Operation Coal Shovel is carried out in the St. Lawrence Seaway,...