Great Lakes Coast Guard seasonal units closing early to deploy to Hurricane Harvey response

Great Lakes Coast Guard seasonal units closing early to deploy to Hurricane Harvey response
A Coast Guard Station Saginaw River, Michigan airboat crew rescues a dog from the flood waters of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, August 28, 2017. The boat crew rescued over 115 people the same day while utilizing the unique characteristics of the 20-foot airboat, which functions well in shallow water. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEVELAND — Coast Guard units across the Great Lakes are poised to send additional...

Sector Lake Michigan Coast Guard units to host free public open houses to promote National Safe Boating Week

Sector Lake Michigan Coast Guard units to host free public open houses to promote National Safe Boating Week
CLEVELAND — U.S. Coast Guard units across Sector Lake Michigan, based in Milwaukee, are scheduled to host free public open houses in support of National Safe Boating Week, which runs from May 21 to May 28. National Safe Boating Week marks the launch of the 2016 North American Safe Boating Campaign. Throughout the week, Coast Guard stations will be participating in various events to promote safe...

Public invited to safe boating event at Coast Guard Station Green Bay

Public invited to safe boating event at Coast Guard Station Green Bay
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The public is invited to attend a National Safe Boating Week kickoff event at Coast Guard Station Green Bay on Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Safe Boating Week kickoff event feature boating safety and equipment demonstrations, tours, free vessel safety inspections, and rescue demonstrations to promote safe boating initiatives for the upcoming boating...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend of boating under the influence enforcement

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend of boating under the influence enforcement
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard boarding teams throughout the Great Lakes region found several recreational boaters to be operating their vessels under the influence of alcohol this weekend, prompting the Coast Guard to remind boaters that drinking and boating don’t mix. Of the eight boaters Friday through Sunday who failed field sobriety tests or had a blood alcohol content above the legal limit,...

Coast Guard boatcrews rescue 6 boaters across the Great Lakes Saturday

Coast Guard boatcrews rescue 6 boaters across the Great Lakes Saturday
CLEVELAND — Separate Coast Guard rescue boatcrews rescued or assisted a total of six people in three different cases Saturday in waterways across the Great Lakes region. One common thread among all three successful search and rescue cases — all those rescued were wearing life jackets. Search and rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, N.Y., were contacted at 4:53 p.m. over VHF-FM marine...

Coast Guard rescues 2 from capsized sailing vessel in Green Bay

CLEVELAND – A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Green Bay, Wis., rescued two people after their sailboat capsized in Green Bay, Saturday evening. Rescued were a male and female, both wearing life jackets. The communications watchstander at Station Green Bay received a report of a capsized vessel at about 4:10 p.m., CDT, via VHF-FM channel 16. Coast Guardsmen from Station Green Bay immediately...

Coast Guard searching Green Bay for missing man

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching Green Bay for the owner of a 12-foot white and blue day sailer, which was found capsized Saturday morning after the man’s girlfriend reported him missing Friday. Missing is Paul Renard, 59, who is reportedly staying at a cabin north of Dyckesville, Wisc., on the eastern shore of Green Bay. His sailboat was located at 6:20 a.m., CST, near Red River...