Divers to collect sample of barge product, could cause odor in surrounding areas

Divers to collect sample of barge product, could cause odor in surrounding areas
Contractors conduct dive operations at the site of a sunken barge near the Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Marblehead) CLEVELAND – Divers plan to briefly remove a plug they installed on the sunken barge 9 nautical miles north east of Kelleys Island in Lake Erie Monday to collect a sample of the product inside for identification. When the plug...

Investigation of unknown substance near Kelleys Island Shoal in Lake Erie continues

Investigation of unknown substance near Kelleys Island Shoal in Lake Erie continues
CLEVELAND — Crews continued to investigate a reported discharge of an unknown substance from the site of a sunken barge near Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie, Monday. The Unified Command, consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Ohio EPA, is continuing to take all necessary actions to ensure the safety of the public and the environment. At 9:30 a.m., members of the Coast Guard Atlantic...

Coast Guard investigating unknown substance near Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie

Coast Guard investigating unknown substance near Kelley's Island Shoal in Lake Erie
Contractors conduct dive operations at the site of a sunken barge near the Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie, Oct. 21, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Station Marblehead) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is responding to a report of a discharge of an unknown substance from the site of a sunken barge near Kelley’s Island Shoal in Lake Erie, Sunday. Due to the report, the Coast Guard...

Coast Guard rescues two people from pontoon boat near Cedar Point

Coast Guard rescues two people from pontoon boat near Cedar Point
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued two people from a pontoon boat in distress near Cedar Point Marina Friday evening. A watchstander at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report from a good Samaritan at 5 p.m. that the boat was taking on water in four- to six-foot seas just east of the Cedar Point breakwall. A rescue crew from Coast Guard Station Marblehead launched aboard a 45-foot rescue...

Coast Guard rescues two aboard capsized sailboat near Marblehead, Ohio

Coast Guard rescues two aboard capsized sailboat near Marblehead, Ohio
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, crew rescued two people in Lake Erie after their 14-foot sailboat capsized Thursday evening. Just after 6 p.m., the watchstander at Station Marblehead received a cell phone call from a person aboard the capsized vessel informing them that their sailboat had capsized while they were underway in East Harbor and they were unable to right it. A crew...

Coast Guard assists 2 in Lake Erie near Catawba Island

Coast Guard assists 2 in Lake Erie near Catawba Island
File photo of a U.S. Coast Guard airboat by Commodore Jerri Smith, Coast Guard Auxiliary, 9th District Central Region. CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard assisted two people back to shore safely after their all-terrain vehicle broke on Lake Erie near Catawba Island, Ohio, Monday night. At about 8:30 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, responded to a call from the people stating...

Coast Guard assists disoriented snowmobilers on Lake Erie

Coast Guard assists disoriented snowmobilers on Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard assisted a father and his teenage daughter back to shore safely after the snowmobilers became disoriented on Lake Erie Saturday evening. The names of the individuals assisted are not being released by the Coast Guard, and there is no Coast Guard imagery for this case. At about 5:30 p.m., a watchstander at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, responded to a call from the...

Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old duck hunter near Catawba Island in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 66-year-old duck hunter near Catawba Island in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews rescued a 66-year-old man who became lost while duck hunting on Catawba Island, Ohio, Monday evening. Around 7 p.m., the hunter’s wife reported to the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, that her husband called her to tell her he was lost. She said his boat got stuck in the mud and he tried to walk out of the marsh toward land. After wading through...

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescues 2 from grounded sailboat in Lake Erie

Coast Guard Air Station Detroit rescues 2 from grounded sailboat in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard crews rescued two people aboard a 30-foot sailboat hard aground near Gibraltar Island in Lake Erie, Saturday evening. Just after 6:30 p.m., the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio, received a report from the Put-in-Bay Police Department of a 30-foot sailboat hard aground near Gibraltar Island in Lake Erie with one man and one woman aboard. The police reported...