Coast Guard releases names of crewmembers involved in vessel capsizing

CLEVELAND – Having completed notifications of the next of kin, as well as debriefing immediate family members regarding the details of the search, the Coast Guard is officially releasing the names of those boaters who died and those who were rescued this morning in Lake Michigan. Deceased are: Suzanne Bickel, age 41; and Mark Morley, 51, both of Saginaw, Mich. Rescued were: Christopher Cummings,...

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');...

Coast Guard rescues 2 in Lake Michigan near Charlevoix, Mich.

CLEVELAND – A rescue boatcrew from U.S. Coast Guard Station Charlevoix, Mich., rescued two people in the water in Lake Michigan, near the mouth of the Charlevoix River, Friday afternoon. Rescued were a 69-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman. Neither individual was wearing a life jacket. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The communications watchstander...

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...

Ninth District Commander to Unveil new Great Lakes Maritime Strategy

Rear Admiral Michael N. Parks, 9th District Commander TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – The commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, will be the keynote speaker at the 2011 Traverse City Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Friday at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. Rear Adm. Mike Parks, who oversees Coast Guard operations in the Great Lakes region, including the shared...