Coast Guard marine inspectors, Port of Cleveland welcome arrival of first-ever container ship to Great Lakes

Coast Guard marine inspectors, Port of Cleveland welcome arrival of first-ever container ship to Great Lakes
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland marine inspectors conducted safety and security examinations on the first-ever container ship to arrive in Cleveland Saturday morning. The 450-foot Dutch-flagged container ship Fortunagracht, delivered the first-ever load of containerized cargo to the Great Lakes. Chief Petty Officer Trevor Hughes and Petty Officer 2nd Class Cody Johnson, marine...

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland welcomes new commanding officer

Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland welcomes new commanding officer
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland held a change-of-command ceremony at the Coast Guard’s Cleveland Moorings facility Friday morning. Cmdr. Kenneth V. Mills was relieved as commanding officer by Lt. Cmdr. Jerrel “Wade” Russell during the ceremony as Cmdr. John Imahori, deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y., presided. Mills had been the commanding...

Crews complete salvage of sunken deck barge in Cuyahoga River

Crews complete salvage of sunken deck barge in Cuyahoga River
CLEVELAND — Salvage crews have completed the salvage of a 36-foot deck barge Friday that sank in the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. Late this morning, tow trucks were able to lift the barge up onto a larger barge. It will be transported away so that the owners, American Bridge, can evaluate its serviceability. The waterway is now completely unobstructed. A safety zone set earlier has been cancelled,...

Coast Guard oversees salvage of sunken deck barge in Cuyahoga River

Coast Guard oversees salvage of sunken deck barge in Cuyahoga River
CLEVELAND — Salvage crews continue to work to remove a sunken deck barge from the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland Friday after it was reported submerged and blocking part of the river’s channel Thursday. At present, the barge is out of the water, tied up, and salvage crews are pumping water out and preparing to place it on a larger barge to be transported away from the scene. Thursday at 3 a.m.,...

Cleveland Chapter of Association of Naval Services Officers gets renamed after former 9th District Chief of Staff

Cleveland Chapter of Association of Naval Services Officers gets renamed after former 9th District Chief of Staff
CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Chapter of the Association of Naval Services Officers was renamed in honor of a former 9th Coast Guard District chief of staff during a renaming ceremony held at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland at the Cleveland Moorings, Wednesday morning. The Cleveland Chapter of ANSO was renamed the Rear Adm. Joseph “Pepe” Castillo ANSO Chapter of Cleveland in...

Coast Guard ends search for possible people in the water from empty boat

Coast Guard ends search for possible people in the water from empty boat
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews have ended their active search Saturday afternoon for possible people in the water in Cleveland Harbor, finding no signs that anyone was actually injured or in distress after a 27-foot sport boat was found empty on the rocks by Burke Lakefront Airport Friday evening. The Coast Guard suspended the search at 1:20 p.m., after a dive team from the Cleveland Fire Department...

Coast Guard, local first responders to conduct maritime security exercises in Cleveland, Erie

CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland, the Cleveland Division of Police and other public safety personnel are scheduled to conduct a simulated anti-terrorism exercise at MSU Cleveland Wednesday in conjunction with the larger bi-national Frontier Sentinel Exercise, which is taking place Sept. 20-Oct. 5, 2011. A simultaneous exercise will be conducted by the U.S. Border Patrol-Erie...

Coast Guard rescues two men near Ashtabula

CLEVELAND—A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Ashtabula, Ohio, rescued two men in Lake Erie after their 27-foot pleasure craft capsized near the mouth of the Ashtabula River, Thursday evening. The two men, ages 33 and 51, shot a red flare into the air, and an individual on shore notified the Coast Guard at about 8:45 p.m. Their names are not being released. Both men were wearing life jackets. ...

Coast Guard assists boaters when sailboat runs aground on Lake Erie

CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews responded to assist two boaters after their 30-foot sailboat ran aground on the Lake Erie coast near Rocky River, Ohio, Wednesday evening. The mariners exhibited exceptional personal responsibility and demonstrated sound recreational boating safety practices by utilizing a marine band radio to contact response authorities and then activating an emergency beacon...