Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrives in Great Lakes for 2012-2013 ice-breaking season

Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrives in Great Lakes for 2012-2013 ice-breaking season
CLEVELAND — A Maine-based Coast Guard cutter arrived at its temporary homeport at the Cleveland Moorings Wednesday to assist in the service’s ice-breaking mission in the Great Lakes throughout the winter months. While in the region, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug from Rockland, Maine, will assist other Coast Guard icebreakers during Operations Coal...

Coast Guard participates in Securing the Cities Exercise

Coast Guard participates in Securing the Cities Exercise
NEW YORK – The Coast Guard participated in a joint-agency anti-terrorism exercise that took place in the waters of New York Harbor Wednesday. During the exercise, crews from Coast Guard Cutters Penobscot Bay, homeported in Bayonne, N.J., and Tiger Shark, homeported in Newport, R.I., along with crews from Coast Guard Stations New York and Sandy Hook, N.J., coordinated with state and local law...

Coast Guard suspends search for possible missing boaters

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Coast Guard crews suspended their search Saturday evening for possible missing boaters 65-miles east of Charleston. At approximately 3:30 p.m., Friday Coast Guard Sector Charleston watchstanders received report of an orange type-II personal floatation device found floating alongside a pink child’s life ring and a radio call for “help” heard on VHF channel...

Coast Guard boarding team terminates vessel voyage for safety concerns

NEW YORK – A Coast Guard boarding team terminated a vessel voyage in the waters near Sandy Hook, N.J., today. While performing a routine vessel safety check in Sandy Hook Bay, a boarding team from the Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay noted three violations — the 19-foot commercial fishing vessel had no life jackets on board, no sound producing device and no registration. “Boaters are required...

Coast Guard assists disabled mariner on the Hudson River

NEW YORK – A Coast Guard boat crew assisted a disabled mariner with a pre-existing medical condition, on the Hudson River approximately one mile north of the George Washington Bridge today. The Coast Guard received the initial call for help at 9:50 a.m., reporting two people aboard a 25-foot vessel who were experiencing engine trouble and were unable to make way. The operator of the vessel, who...

Connecticut-based Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay arrives in Cleveland

USCG Cutter Morro Bay - USCG photoCLEVELAND — Connecticut-based Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay arrived in Cleveland today to assist in the service’s icebreaking mission in the Great Lakes throughout the winter months. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, a 140-foot ice breaking tug, departed its homeport of New London, Conn., Nov. 29, 2010. While in the Great Lakes, the crew will...