Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force to conduct joint training in Grand Traverse Bay

Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force to conduct joint training in Grand Traverse Bay
A Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon helicopter taxis past a U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City MH-65D Dolphin helicopter after joint training operations in Barrie, Ontario, May 4, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Traverse City) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – The crew of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City is hosting an international joint search-and-rescue exercise...

Lake Charlevoix ferry catches fire, shut down for weekend

Lake Charlevoix ferry catches fire, shut down for weekend
A vehicle burns aboard the passenger vessel Charlevoix, a 50-foot, four-car cable ferry, while the vessel is moored in Ironton, Michigan, on Lake Charlevoix Oct. 2, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Charlevoix) CHARLEVOIX, Mich. — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Station Charlevoix and Boyne City, Michigan, Fire Department responded to a fire aboard a Charlevoix ferry Friday afternoon...

Coast Guard searching for owner of overturned Seadoo in West Grand Traverse Bay

 Coast Guard searching for owner of overturned Seadoo in West Grand Traverse Bay
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard 9th District is request help in the search for the owner of an overturned Seadoo with keys in the ignition found in West Grand Traverse Bay, Friday. Rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Charlevoix, Michigan, and Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, are searching aboard a 45-foot response boat and a Dolphin rescue helicopter. A Good Samaritan discovered the...

Woman with hand injury medically evacuated from Lake Michigan

Woman with hand injury medically evacuated from Lake Michigan
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich.— The Coast Guard medically evacuated a boater from a sailing vessel in Lake Michigan 20 nautical miles north of Charlevoix, Mich., Wednesday afternoon. A search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie was contacted at 3:05 p.m. on VHF-FM marine radio by the master of a 42-foot sailing vessel, reporting that a 57-year-old crewmember had the pinkie finger...

Coast Guard Station Charlevoix accepts new, more capable response boat

Coast Guard Station Charlevoix accepts new, more capable response boat
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. — The crew of Coast Guard Station Charlevoix, accepted delivery Thursday of the station’s new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, built by Marinette Marine, of Manitowoc, Wis. The RB-M can respond faster than previous boats of similar size with a top speed in excess of 40 knots and has advanced search capability with an installed forward-looking infrared search technology. Additionally,...

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in Little Traverse Bay, Mich.

Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters in Little Traverse Bay, Mich.
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two people early Wednesday morning after their 22-foot recreational vessel ran aground and started taking on water in Little Traverse Bay. A search-and-rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., received a distress report over VHF-FM channel 16 Wednesday at 12:40 a.m. CDT from a person aboard a recreational vessel, reporting the vessel...

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 ends search for missing boater in Grand Traverse Bay

CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews have suspended their search, at about 6 p.m., for a missing boater in Grand Traverse Bay. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., were contacted at 2 a.m. EDT by a Leelanau County 911 dispatcher, after his family reported him missing. The man reportedly got underway Saturday at about 7:30 a.m. in a 10-foot dinghy in the vicinity of Leelanau Peninsula,...

Coast Guard medically evacuates 69-year-old man north of Charlevoix, Mich.

CLEVELAND – A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Charlevoix, Mich., conducted a medical evacuation of a 69-year-old man from a sailing vessel about 15 miles north of Charlevoix, Tuesday evening. The vessel was not a participant of the Chicago Yacht Club’s Race to Mackinac. Station Charlevoix received notification from the operator of the 37-foot vessel at about 2:30 p.m., that the man...