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 Cutter Thunder Bay crew returns home after 4 months in Great Lakes

ROCKLAND, Maine — The crew of the 140-foot ice breaking tug Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay returned home to Rockland Tuesday after breaking ice for nearly four months in the Great Lakes. The Thunder Bay was temporarily assigned in the Great Lakes to augment the eight other Great Lakes-based icebreakers during Operation Taconite, a major Great Lakes ice-breaking operation. The crew of the CGC Thunder...

Rockland-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay crew to return home after 4 months of icebreaking

Rockland, ME – The Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug homeported in Rockland, Maine is scheduled to return home Tuesday after breaking ice for nearly four months in the Great Lakes. The Thunder Bay was temporarily assigned in the Great Lakes to augment the eight other Great Lakes-based icebreakers during Operation Taconite, a major Great Lakes ice-breaking operation. The...

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...

Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay departs Great Lakes after assisting with 2011-12 ice-breaking season

CLEVELAND — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay departed Cleveland Wednesday afternoon to return to the cutter’s homeport of Rockland, Maine, after spending the winter breaking ice on the Great Lakes. Rear Adm. Michael Parks, commander of the 9th Coast Guard District, presided over a brief ceremony Wednesday to thank the crewmembers for their efforts. “Even though there...

Coast Guard suspends search for vessel reported to be in distress near Lorain, Ohio

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search at 7:52 p.m. Thursday for the vessel reported to be in distress with four people aboard near Lorain, Ohio, after finding no traces of the boat or boaters. A Coast Guard 25-foot Response Boat-Small crew and 41-foot Utility Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Lorain, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit, the crew...

Coast Guard searching Lake Erie for vessel in distress with 4 people aboard

CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard boat and aircrews are searching Lake Erie for any indication of a vessel reported to be in distress Wednesday night with four people aboard about six miles off shore between Lorain, Ohio and Vermilion, Ohio. A pilot in a private plane reported witnessing five red flares being shot from a 25-30-foot boat with four people aboard, all wearing life jackets with personal strobe...

Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrives in Detroit

CLEVELAND ― The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay, a 140-foot ice breaking tug normally homeported in Rockland, Maine, is scheduled to arrive in Detroit and moor near Cobo Hall on Friday in support of the Coast Guard’s 2011-12 domestic ice breaking mission and a security zone for the 24th Annual North American Auto Show. The cutter Thunder Bay’s crew has been temporarily assigned...

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...