Coast Guard rescues man overdue in Wilderness State Park

Coast Guard rescues man overdue in Wilderness State Park
Air Station Traverse City MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter file photo CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man from Wilderness State Park in Northern Lower Michigan early Thursday morning. Just before 1 a.m. watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, were notified by the Chippewa, Charlevoix, Emmet County 911 Dispatch that a son had reported his father overdue from a trip to Wilderness...

Coast Guard members donate to holiday meal drive

Coast Guard members donate to holiday meal drive
The crew of Coast Guard Station St. Ignace, Mich., and the Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., chapter of the Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association partnered with the St. Ignace Kiwanis Club to make a donation Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, to provide meals to local families in need during the holiday season. Pictured are Seaman Aja White, Seaman Apprentice Cameron Porter, Kiwanis President Phil Ruegg, Chief Petty...

Coast Guard rescues 65-year-old woman from sailboat during Chicago to Mackinac Solo Challenge

Coast Guard rescues 65-year-old woman from sailboat during Chicago to Mackinac Solo Challenge
An aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City prepares to rescue a 65-year-old woman from her 35-foot sailing vessel, which became grounded near Round Island, Mich., June 23, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station St. Ignace) ST. IGNACE, Mich., — The Coast Guard rescued a 65-year-old woman from her sailboat which ran aground near Round Island in the Straits of Mackinac,...

Grounded bulk carrier Mississagi successfully refloated in St. Marys River

Grounded bulk carrier Mississagi successfully refloated in St. Marys River
Cargo from the grounded 603-foot Canadian bulk carrier Mississagi (right) is offloaded onto a barge as lightering operations commenced to refloat the vessel April 25, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Traverse City) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The grounded 603-foot Canadian bulk carrier Mississagi was successfully refloated on the St. Marys River following operations to offload approximately...

Lightering operations to begin on vessel aground in St. Marys River

Lightering operations to begin on vessel aground in St. Marys River
The motor vessel Mississagi sits aground in the lower St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Mich., April 22, 2015.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City) SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Lightering operations of the 603-foot bulk carrier Mississagi, which ran aground in the St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Michigan early Wednesday, will commence Saturday following...

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in St. Marys River

Coast Guard responding to vessel aground in St. Marys River
The motor vessel Mississagi sits aground in the lower St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Mich., April 22, 2015 (U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Air Station Traverse City) Sault Ste Marie, Michigan —The Coast Guard is responding to a 603-foot bulk carrier which ran aground in the St. Marys River near De Tour Village, Michigan, early Wednesday. The motor vessel Mississagi, a Canadian-flagged...

Man dies after falling from freighter in Lake Huron

Man dies after falling from freighter in Lake Huron
SAULT STE MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard recovered a 55 year-old Polish man from Lake Huron late Sunday morning, after the crew of the motor vessel Lubie, a 622-foot Bahamian-flagged bulk carrier, reported him missing. At approximately 9:30 a.m., a search and rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie received a telephone call from someone aboard the motor vessel Lubie, reporting...

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw assists boater in distress near Cross Village, Michigan

Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw assists boater in distress near Cross Village, Michigan
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A boat crew from the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw came to the aid of a boater in distress on Lake Michigan Tuesday. At about 11:25 a.m., a watchstander at the Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie command center received a call over channel 16 from the owner of a 16-foot commercial fishing vessel stating his boat was disabled and adrift about three miles northwest of Cross...

Coast Guard Station St. Ignace conducts medical evacuation of man from freighter in Straits of Mackinac

Coast Guard Station St. Ignace conducts medical evacuation of  man from freighter in Straits of Mackinac
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation of a 36-year-old man from a freighter in the Straits of Mackinac Thursday evening. Just before 6 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received a report of a crew member who was experiencing shortness of breath, pain in his left arm and tightness in his chest aboard the Mesabi Miner, a 990-foot U.S. flagged...