Coast Guard to present posthumous Purple Heart Medal

Coast Guard to present posthumous Purple Heart Medal
DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to posthumously present the Purple Heart Medal at 11 a.m. on Monday, during a ceremony at Fort Gratiot Lighthouse. U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Brad Kelly, Commander, Sector Detroit, will present the award to Ric Marion on behalf of Glyone Mahaffy, Seaman, U.S. Coast Guard. Glyone, a Brown City, Michigan native, served aboard USS Leopold during World War II....

Coast Guard rescues 18 from ice floe in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 18 from ice floe in Lake Erie
Members from Coast Guard Station Marblehead rescue ice fishermen from an ice floe north of Catawaba Island. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo) SANDUSKY, Ohio — A Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Detroit and an airboat from Station Marblehead combined with a good Samaritan to help rescue 18 people from an ice floe that separated from land near Catawba Island in Lake Erie Sunday. Rescue efforts began...

Coast Guard commences Operation Coal Shovel

Coast Guard commences Operation Coal Shovel
File photo of the Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay breaking ice during Operation Coal Shovel 2014. DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard began Operation Coal Shovel on Monday, January 10, 2022. Operation Coal Shovel is the domestic ice-breaking operation with an area of responsibility spanning from southern Lake Huron, to Lake St. Clair, to the St. Clair / Detroit River system and into Lake Erie and Lake Ontario...

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on Detroit River

Coast Guard responds to vessel fire on Detroit River
Coast Guard Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo from Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay. DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard received notification from Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Trenton at approximately 2 p.m., Sunday, that the 641-foot Canadian motor vessel Tecumseh had an engine room fire near Zug Island on the United States’ side of the Detroit River. Coast Guard Sector Detroit...

Coast Guard conducts pollution assessment after vessel fire in Port of Toledo

Coast Guard conducts pollution assessment after vessel fire in Port of Toledo
First responders from local Toledo Ohio fire departments respond to a fire aboard a 762-foot vessel in the Port of Toledo, February 16, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is conducting pollution assessment of the Maumee River following a fire onboard a vessel at the CSX Torco terminal in Oregon, Ohio in the Port of Toledo, Saturday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard searching for missing boater in Lake Erie off Vermilion, Ohio

Coast Guard searching for missing boater in  Lake Erie off Vermilion, Ohio
Coast Guard Station Marblehead 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Phillip Null) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard, along with local authorities, is currently searching for a missing boater off of Vermilion, Ohio. Watchstanders in Coast Guard Sector Detroit Command Center received a call from local Erie County Sheriffs about 9 p.m., Friday, stating that an unmanned boat,...

Coast Guard Great Lakes responds to 16 cases over weekend

Coast Guard Great Lakes responds to 16 cases over weekend
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard Ninth District crews responded to a total of nine search and rescue cases and seven law enforcement cases throughout the Great Lakes Region over the weekend. Highlights from weekend search and rescue cases include: A 46-year-old male became overwhelmed by weather conditions while transiting from Peche Island to Belle Isle, Michigan, via kayak, Friday. He contacted his father...

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 15 miles off Harbor Beach, Michigan

Coast Guard medevacs man from vessel 15 miles off Harbor Beach, Michigan
Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo DETROIT — The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a medevac of an approximately 54-year-old man off a vessel 15 miles northeast of Harbor Beach, Michigan, Friday. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center received a report from the 612-foot vessel Manitowoc, at about 1:15 p.m. local time, about a crewmember suffering from severe...

Coast Guard hoists 5 people from breakwall near Harbor Beach, Michigan

Coast Guard hoists 5 people from breakwall near Harbor Beach, Michigan
Air Station Detroit MH-65 Dolphin helicopter file photo DETROIT – An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescued 5 people from the rocks after their fishing vessel lost power and was blown against a breakwall by high winds, Friday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector Detroit command center received a call at 2 p.m. from the Huron County Sheriff Department about a 25-foot fishing vessel...