Coast Guard Station Port Huron begins training on new response boat

Coast Guard Station Port Huron begins training on new response boat
Port Huron — The crew of Coast Guard Station Port Huron, Mich., began training on the station’s new 45-foot Response-Boat-Medium, Monday. The crew took possession of the boat Thursday. The RB-M can respond faster than previous boats of similar size with a top speed in excess of 40 knots, has advanced search capability with an installed forward-looking infrared search technology. Additionally,...

Coast Guard assists 3 boaters using uncommon tactic

Coast Guard assists 3 boaters using uncommon tactic
CLEVELAND – A Coast Guard rescue crew assisted three Canadians Thursday morning after their sailing vessel became disabled and adrift in the St. Clair River. At 11:13 a.m., a St. Clair County dispatcher in Port Huron Township, Mich., informed search-and-rescue controllers at Coast Guard Sector Detroit of a 30-foot sailing vessel disabled and adrift just north of the Black River. A Coast Guard...

Coast Guard responds to freight ship aground in Lake Huron

Coast Guard responds to freight ship aground in Lake Huron
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard is assisting Thursday morning with the response to the freight ship Buffalo that ran aground Wednesday night on the Canadian side of southern Lake Huron, one mile off shore from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. The freight ship Buffalo is carrying iron ore pellets, and there have been no reports of injuries, pollution or flooding. Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report...

Coast Guard responds to sunken dredge, capsized tugboat in Lake Huron

Coast Guard responds to sunken dredge, capsized tugboat in Lake Huron
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is coordinating the response to a sunken dredge and capsized tugboat in lower Lake Huron early Thursday morning. There were no injuries reported, but a 500-foot diesel sheen has been reported. The Coast Guard was notified that at 4:35 a.m., the motor vessel Arthur J., a 110-foot dredge, sank and the motor vessel Madison, a 38-foot tugboat, capsized in lower Lake Huron....

Coast Guard releases memo on findings of investigation into 2010 Great Lakes helicopter crash

WASHINGTON — A failure to maintain situational awareness while transitioning from a hover to forward flight are among four factors the Coast Guard says contributed to the crash of a HH-65 Dolphin helicopter on Lake Huron, April 20, 2010, according to a final action memo drafted here and released today. “Although no single factor caused this mishap, it is likely that it could have been avoided had...