Coast Guard rescues 5, helps dewater boat taking on water near Mackinac Island

Coast Guard rescues 5, helps dewater boat taking on water near Mackinac Island
CLEVELAND – The Coast Guard rescued five people late Friday afternoon and assisted in dewatering a vessel taking on water near Mackinac Island, Michigan. At about 4 p.m., the Coast Guard received a call for help, from the operator of a 54-foot pleasure craft named Soulmate, via VHF-FM radio and over a Rescue 21 tower. The vessel was reportedly taking on water in the vicinity of Mackinaw City, Michigan,...

Coast Guard conducts medical evacuation of 65-year-old Canadian man from freighter on Lake Huron

Coast Guard conducts medical evacuation of 65-year-old Canadian man from freighter on Lake Huron
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard conducted a medical evacuation Monday afternoon of a 65-year-old Canadian man from a freighter in northern Lake Huron. Just before 1:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Detroit received a report from a member of the 715-foot Canadian flagged motor vessel Atlantic Erie that, while upbound on Lake Huron, a 65-year-old crew member had fallen down a ladder injuring...

Coast Guard conducts medical evacuation of man from freighter on Lake Huron

Coast Guard conducts medical evacuation of man from freighter on Lake Huron
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard aircrew conducted a medical evacuation of a man from a freighter in Lake Huron after he lost consciousness Wednesday morning. Just after 10:00 a.m., watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, received a report from the motor vessel American Century, that one of their crew members was unconscious and had a previous history of heart problems. The duty...

Coast Guard medevacs man in Straits of Mackinac

Coast Guard medevacs man in Straits of Mackinac
CLEVELAND-A Coast Guard boat crew medically evacuated a man Saturday afternoon from a commercial vessel in the Straits of Mackinac. At 1 p.m., a search-and-rescue controller at the Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie, Mich., was contacted by the captain of the motor vessel Burns Harbor, a 988-foot ship owned by American Steamship Co., requesting assistance with the medical evacuation of a 37-year-old...

Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac off of Mackinac Island

Coast Guard conducts non-maritime medevac off of Mackinac Island
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard conducted a medevac of an ill 66-year-old man off of Mackinac Island, Mich., early Wednesday morning. Just before 1 a.m., a search-and-rescue controller at Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., was contacted by someone from the Mackinac Island Medical Clinic who was requesting a transport for a man suffering from severe illnesses to the mainland for more extensive...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy 223rd birthday weekend, saves 2, assists 95

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy 223rd birthday weekend, saves 2, assists 95
CLEVELAND — Coast Guard 9th District crews across the Great Lakes had a busy weekend, responding to 84 cases of mariners in distress, saving two people and assisting 95 others. Sunday was the service’s 223rd birthday. The following synopses are some of the rescue and assist cases the Coast Guard was involved in throughout the lakes. A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Marblehead, Ohio...

Coast Guard rescues man who reportedly jumped into Straits of Mackinac

Coast Guard rescues man who reportedly jumped into Straits of Mackinac
CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard rescued one man out of the water Wednesday morning in the Straits of Mackinac. At about 6 a.m., the communications watchstander at Coast Guard Station St. Ignace, Mich., was contacted by the Mackinac County Central Dispatch reporting that a man had been seen jumping from the lower section on the east side of the Mackinac Bridge. A Station St. Ignace boatcrew was dispatched...

Coast Guard warns of warming temps, unsafe ice conditions in northern Michigan, Upper Peninsula

Coast Guard warns of warming temps, unsafe ice conditions in northern Michigan, Upper Peninsula
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie is issuing a warning Thursday that warmer temperatures this week and upcoming weekend will greatly increase the possibility of weakened ice in the area. The recent trend and prediction of warmer temperatures has caused extremely hazardous ice conditions throughout northern Michigan, including Marquette Harbor, Munising Bay, the Straits...

Coast Guard continues field exercise on Green Bay

Coast Guard continues field exercise on Green Bay
Green Bay – Personnel from Coast Guard Station St. Ignace, Mich. and Coast Guard Station Duluth, MN were on Green Bay Friday conducting an ice rescue drill. Representatives from the Coast Guard Research and Development Center in New London, Conn., have been conducting drills to gather data and information to be used to assist search and rescue responders on the Great Lakes and decrease time...