Coast Guard conducts pollution assessment after vessel fire in Port of Toledo

Coast Guard conducts pollution assessment after vessel fire in Port of Toledo
First responders from local Toledo Ohio fire departments respond to a fire aboard a 762-foot vessel in the Port of Toledo, February 16, 2019. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) CLEVELAND — The Coast Guard is conducting pollution assessment of the Maumee River following a fire onboard a vessel at the CSX Torco terminal in Oregon, Ohio in the Port of Toledo, Saturday. Watchstanders in the Coast Guard Sector...

Coast Guard rescues 3 overdue fishermen in Lake Erie

Coast Guard rescues 3 overdue fishermen in Lake Erie
Chief Petty Officer Adam Kane, Petty Officer 1st Class Josh Lucio and Lt. Cmdr. Robert Berry stand with men rescued from a disabled fishing vessel Oct. 24, 2016, in Toledo, Ohio.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Toledo) TOLEDO, Ohio — The Coast Guard rescued three men from western Lake Erie Monday after they were reported overdue from a fishing trip Sunday evening. The men’s names are...

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety

Great Lakes Coast Guard has busy weekend, stresses boating safety
CLEVELAND – Coast Guard crews across the Great lakes had a busy Operation Dry Water weekend, responding to more than 100 cases of mariners in distress, rescuing seven, assisting 133 and removing from the water 6 operators who were boating under the influence. With the longer Fourth of July weekend coming up, the Coast Guard stresses the importance of boating safe and sober. “Along with alcohol...

Coast Guard ends active search for missing man in western Lake Erie

Coast Guard ends active search for missing man in western Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard ended its active search Tuesday night in western Lake Erie near Turtle Island, Ohio, for a missing man who was expected back Monday night and did not return. Missing is 35 year old Brenton Burton of Toledo, Ohio. This decision was made after the identified search area was saturated with the appropriate assets and resources, with no indication of the missing person. googletag.cmd.push(function()...

Coast Guard, local officials searching for missing man in western Lake Erie

Coast Guard, local officials searching for missing man in western Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — The U.S. Coast Guard and local authorities are searching western Lake Erie near Turtle Island, Ohio, for a missing man who was expected back Monday night and did not return. Missing is 35 year old Brenton Burton. Around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Toledo, Ohio, and the Monroe County, Michigan, Sheriff’s office were notified that Burton was missing....

Float plan key to success in rescue of 3 overdue boaters, dog in Lake Erie

Float plan key to success in rescue of 3 overdue boaters, dog in Lake Erie
CLEVELAND — A float plan was the key to sucess in the rescue of three people and a dog who were found stranded on their grounded boat on Middle Sister Island in Lake Erie Wednesday afternoon following a search by the U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards, multiple state and local agencies, and a good Samaritan. “It’s important for mariners to remember to bring along proper signaling gear, such...

Inclement weekend weather source of numerous Great Lakes searches and rescues

Inclement weekend weather source of numerous Great Lakes searches and rescues
CLEVELAND — Boaters caught in inclement weather and unmarked watercraft breaking free and floating off shore across the Great Lakes region caused numerous Coast Guard searches and rescues during the weekend. The Coast Guard encourages everyone, regardless of boating experience, ability or vessel type, to check current and forecast weather before heading out onto the water, and encourages owners...

Devil’s blanket may be one reason for unusually high number of recent ice rescues

Devil's blanket may be one reason for unusually high number of recent ice rescues
CLEVELAND — Rescues in Saginaw Bay, Michigan, Sunday evening and Lake Erie Monday morning are the latest in an alarmingly high number of Great Lakes ice rescues since Saturday, prompting a Coast Guard reminder of the risk of venturing out onto the ice and of the importance of taking appropriate safety precautions. Throughout the weekend the Coast Guard, good Samaritans and the Bay County, Michigan...

Coast Guard Station Toledo rescues 2 from North Maumee Bay near Toledo

Coast Guard Station Toledo rescues 2 from North Maumee Bay near Toledo
CLEVELAND — A Coast Guard crew rescued two people from the North Maumee Bay near the Ohio/Michigan border after they fell through the ice with their snowmobiles early Sunday morning. Just after 12 a.m., two people contacted the watchstander at Coast Guard Station Toledo, Ohio, to report they had fallen through the ice on their snowmobiles with two other people. They were able to climb to the shore...