Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland completes change of command

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland completes change of command
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland held a change-of-command ceremony in Cleveland Friday. Captain Joseph Dufresne, commander, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, presided over the ceremony to transfer command from Lt. Cmdr. Mickey Dougherty to Lt. Cmdr. Steven Elliott. Dougherty assumed command of MSU Cleveland in July of 2015 and will be moving on to Coast Guard’s 8th District...

Coast Guard relieves officer in charge of Station Ashtabula

Coast Guard relieves officer in charge of Station Ashtabula
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard temporarily relieved the officer in charge of Coast Guard Station Ashtabula in Ashtabula, Ohio due to loss of confidence, Tuesday. Chief Petty Officer Bryan Pate was temporarily removed from command by Rear Adm. Joanna Nunan, commander, Ninth Coast Guard District in Cleveland. Capt. Joe DuFresne, commander, Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, appointed Petty Officer 1st Class...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland holds change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland holds change-of-command ceremony
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland held a change-of-command ceremony at the Coast Guard’s Cleveland Moorings facility Friday. Lt. Cmdr. Michael J. Dougherty relieved Cmdr. J. Wade Russell as commanding officer during the ceremony, presided over by Capt. Brian Roche, commander of Sector Buffalo, New York. Russell was the commanding officer of MSU Cleveland since July 2013 and is...

Emergency responders take part in preparedness response exercise in Cleveland

Emergency responders take part in preparedness response exercise in Cleveland
A boat crew deploys boom during a prep exercise in Cleveland (Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jim Connor) CLEVELAND — Emergency responders from across Ohio gathered in Cleveland this week to participate in a preparedness response exercise. Exercises such as this one are designed to improve communication, planning and emergency response proficiency across local, state and federal agencies...

Investigation and cleanup of Forest City Yacht Club spill continues

Investigation and cleanup of Forest City Yacht Club spill continues
An aerial view of pollution at Forest City Yacht Club in Cleveland, Saturday, April 4, 2015, allows Coast Guard and other responders to survey the overall size of the pollution and to ensure it had not spread to other areas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Detroit) CLEVELAND — Crews are continuing their investigation and cleanup Sunday for an unknown substance that was released Friday into...

Coast Guard continues investigating, responding to spill at Forest City Yacht Club

Coast Guard continues investigating, responding to spill at Forest City Yacht Club
An aerial view of pollution at Forest City Yacht Club in Cleveland, Saturday, April 4, 2015, allows Coast Guard and other responders to survey the overall size of the pollution and to ensure it had not spread to other areas. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Detroit) CLEVELAND — Crews are continuing their response and investigation Saturday for an unknown substance that was released Friday into...

Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y. honors Enlisted, Reserve Persons of the Year

Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y. honors Enlisted, Reserve Persons of the Year
Petty Officers 1st Class Kimberly Gault and Jesse Alling display their recent awards for the 2014 Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year and Enlisted Person of the Year for Coast Guard Sector Buffalo. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Paul Dragin) CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, New York, recently honored its Enlisted Person of the Year and Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year...

Coast Guard monitoring pollution after 38-foot boat breaks up in Lake Erie near Conneaut, Ohio

Coast Guard monitoring pollution after 38-foot boat breaks up in Lake Erie near Conneaut, Ohio
CLEVELAND – A 38-foot pleasure craft that became grounded on the east breakwall inside Conneaut Harbor near Conneaut, Ohio on Tuesday, broke apart and sank Thursday before the owner was able to salvage it. Thursday morning a response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Ashtabula, Ohio, was requested to verify that the vessel was still on the wall. When they arrived on scene, they confirmed that the...

Coast Guard monitoring removal of 38-foot boat from breakwall in Conneaut, Ohio

Coast Guard monitoring removal of 38-foot boat from breakwall in Conneaut, Ohio
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard continued to monitor the removal of a 38-foot pleasure craft that is resting atop of the east breakwall inside Conneaut Harbor, near Conneaut, Ohio, Wednesday after the vessel became grounded Tuesday. At 4:30 p.m., Tuesday afternoon, a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Ashtabula, Ohio, received notification via marine radio from a man who reported his boat had run aground...