Coast Guard responds to sunken tug in St. Marys River

Coast Guard responds to sunken tug in St. Marys River
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Coast Guard crews are responding Monday morning to a tug that sank in the upper St. Marys River. At 3:30 a.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was contacted by the crew of the tug Bill Maier, which was towing three barges and the tug Hammond Bay when the crew lost sight of the Hammond Bay. After securing the barges, the Bill...

Coast Guard, CBP rescue teenager from ice floe

Coast Guard, CBP rescue teenager from ice floe
CLEVELAND – A Coast Guard rescue crew and a Customs and Border Protection boatcrew teamed together to rescue a 14-year old boy from an ice floe in the George Kemp Marina in Sault Ste Marie, Mich., Sunday afternoon. At around 2 p.m., the moto vessel Objiway contacted a search-and-rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie to report a boy stranded on an ice floe about 20 feet off...

Coast Guard medically evacuates ailing man from motor vessel Algoma Navigator

Coast Guard medically evacuates ailing man from motor vessel Algoma Navigator
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard medically evacuated an ailing Canadian man from a motor vessel early Tuesday morning in the vicinity of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. At around 11:45 p.m., Monday night, a search-and-rescue coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie, received a request for a medical evacuation of a crewmember aboard the 730-foot Canadian-flagged motor vessel Algoma Navigator. The search-and-rescue...

Coast Guard transports ailing motor vessel crewman in St. Marys River

Coast Guard transports ailing motor vessel crewman in St. Marys River
  CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard came to the aid of a 45-year-old man aboard a 625-foot vessel in the St. Marys River, at the Neebish Island Ferry Dock, located on Neebish Island, Mich., Sunday afternoon. A search-and-rescue coordinator from Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was contacted at 2:10 p.m. by someone aboard the motor vessel Buffalo. The reporting source stated that one of...

Coast Guard responding to grounded 1,000-foot freighter in St. Marys River

Coast Guard responding to grounded 1,000-foot freighter in St. Marys River
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. – The Coast Guard is responding Wednesday to a 1,000-foot freighter that is hard aground in the downbound channel of the St. Marys River. Initial reports indicate there is no resultant pollution and no injuries were reported, but there is some damage to the ship. The freighter’s stability is currently unaffected. At 3:10 a.m., response coordinators at Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard assists grounded vessel in St. Marys River

CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard boatcrew assisted four people Thursday morning who were aboard a 37-foot sailing vessel that grounded in the St. Marys River near Johnson’s Point, Mich. There were no injuries reported and all four were wearing life jackets. Watchstanders in the command center and at the Vessel Traffic Service at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., received a distress call from...

Coast Guard assists 2 from grounded fishing vessel on St. Marys River

CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard boatcrew assisted two people Thursday morning who were aboard a 48-foot commercial fishing vessel that ran aground near the north side of Neebish Island on the St. Marys River. There were no injuries, and the vessel does not pose a hazard to maritime navigation. Watchstanders in the command center at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., were contacted on VHF-FM...

Coast Guard searching for missing man near Sault Ste Marie

CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard worked closely with local, state and federal law-enforcement personnel to locate a man who was reported as entering the water and not seen re-surfacing about 50 yards off Sugar Island in the St. Mary’s River near Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Thursday morning. A woman called 911 at about 4 a.m. to report a man had just left the island in her rowboat, seemingly attempting...