Man dies after falling from freighter in Lake Huron

Man dies after falling from freighter in Lake Huron
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard recovered a 55 year-old Polish man from Lake Huron late Sunday morning, after the crew of the motor vessel Lubie, a 622-foot Bahamian-flagged bulk carrier, reported him missing. At approximately 9:30 a.m., a search and rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie received a telephone call from someone aboard the motor vessel Lubie, reporting...

Coast Guard responds to marine casualty, potential pollution in Lake Superior

Coast Guard responds to marine casualty, potential pollution in Lake Superior
DULUTH, Minn. — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a small hull fracture reported on the Canadian vessel Atlantic Huron, at anchor outside of the Duluth-Superior Harbor, Friday evening. The Coast Guard is also investigating a fluorescent green discoloration reportedly resulting from the crew’s efforts to determine the extent of the fracture, in the #5 ballast tank of the ship, with...

Coast Guard airlifts ailing crewman from motor vessel Joseph L. Block in Lake Superior

Coast Guard airlifts ailing crewman from motor vessel Joseph L. Block in Lake Superior
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 45-year-old man from a 728-foot vessel in Lake Superior, one and a half miles offshore of Marquette, Mich., Tuesday afternoon. A search-and-rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., received notification at 5:30 a.m. from the crew of the vessel Joseph L. Block who stated that one of the crewmembers was suffering...

Coast Guard locates unresponsive man, capsized canoe in Omena Bay, Mich

SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew located the body of a 43-year-old man near his overturned canoe Saturday night in Omena Bay, Mich., shortly after the man’s sister reported him missing. The man’s sister said she grew concerned when her brother didn’t return from his evening canoe trip at 7 p.m., his normal time, and she contacted Leelanau County dispatch after...

Coast Guard responds to diesel fuel spill after fishing vessel sinks in Waiska Bay

BAY MILLS, Mich. — Clean up operations are underway Thursday evening, as members of Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., and the Bay Mills Indian Community work together to ensure the containment and clean up of about 100 gallons of diesel fuel from the fishing vessel H.W. Hocks, which sank in Waiska Bay. Wednesday, at about 6:30 p.m., the Bay Mills Tribal fishing vessel H.W. Hocks was reported...

Coast Guard airlifts ailing woman from Beaver Island

CLEVELAND – A Coast Guard rescue helicopter crew airlifted a 54-year-old woman who was reportedly suffering severe head pain on Beaver Island in northern Lake Michigan and transported her to mainland Michigan Monday evening. Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie, Mich., received the request for medical evacuation at 8:08 p.m. Due to the fact the woman had no...

Coast Guard, Canada, port stakeholders to hold joint contingency exercises in St. Marys River

SAULT SAINTE MARIE, Mich. — Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie is scheduled to conduct a series of full-scale contingency exercises on the St. Marys River on Wednesday and Thursday. These exercises — involving about 270 participants from Canadian, federal, tribal, state and local agencies — are designed to evaluate the multi-agency, international response to oil spills and maritime security...

Two dead, six rescued after boat capsizes during Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac

CLEVELAND – The search for two missing sailing race participants concluded this morning as crews found the two boaters unresponsive in the vicinity of their capsized boat. Divers from a Charlevoix County dive team found the two boaters at 8:44 a.m., EST. The two boaters were participating in the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0');...

Great Lakes Coast Guard realigns three sector boundaries to provide bettter service

CLEVELAND – The Ninth Coast Guard District announced Thursday a boundary realignment involving three of its subordinate sectors that serve the Great Lakes, in order to better balance span of control and provide better service to members of the maritime industry. Specifically, the Ninth District has determined that crews would be in the best position to serve the public if Coast Guard Station...