Video – Coast Guard begins Operation RENEW in Northeast for icebreaking season

Video - Coast Guard begins Operation RENEW in Northeast for icebreaking season
BOSTON —The Coast Guard’s winter icebreaking season has officially kicked off in the Northeast, starting Dec. 16 and running through March. During the annual effort, known as Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (RENEW), the Coast Guard will conduct icebreaking operations for several reasons: * To facilitate security operations with ports, waterways and coastal security missions *...

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...

Coast Guard to conduct Kennebec River ice breaking operations

BOSTON – U.S. Coast Guard units in Maine are scheduled to begin ice-breaking operations on the Kennebec River during the week of March 12, 2012. The public is being advised to remove their fish shacks as soon as possible, if safe to do so, in advance of Coast Guard ice-breaking operations. “Anyone who still has ice fishing shacks or gear on the Kennebec River should remove them as soon as...

Coast Guard to commence Kennebec River ice breaking

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder BayPORTLAND, Maine — Coast Guard units in Maine are scheduled to begin ice-breaking operations on the Kennebec River, March 12, 2011. Forecasted precipitation has increased the risk that river ice may move and potentially jam, causing coastal flooding. To reduce the risk of property damage, the Coast Guard, in collaboration with the Maine Emergency Management Agency, National...

Coast Guard to conduct Kennebec River ice breaking operations

PORTLAND, Maine — As Coast Guard units in Maine prepare for ice-breaking operations on the Kennebec River, the public is being advised to remove their fish shacks as soon as possible, if safe to do so. “All persons should remove ice fishing shacks from the Kennebec River and should proceed with extreme caution in areas where the Coast Guard will break ice” said Chief Warrant Officer Bob...