Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter arrives in Great Lakes for 2011/2012 ice breaking season

CLEVELAND — The Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrived at its temporary homeport at the Cleveland Moorings Monday, 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 Thunder Bay, a 140-foot ice breaking tug from Rockland, Maine, will assist other Coast Guard icebreakers during Operations Coal Shovel...

Maine Coast Guard Cutter to deploy to Great Lakes

BOSTON — The Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay is scheduled to deploy to the Great Lakes Nov. 29, 2011, to assist in the service’s icebreaking mission there throughout the winter months. The crew of the Thunder Bay, a 140-foot icebreaking tug, will arrive in the Great Lakes region a few weeks after it departs its homeport of Rockland, Maine. While there, the crew will assist other...

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...

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...