Great Lakes Coast Guard icebreakers operating as 2010-2011 ice breaking season begins

USCG Cutter Morro Bay file photoCLEVELAND – The Ninth Coast Guard District is taking steps to safeguard the people and property of the Great Lakes as the 2010-2011 ice breaking season begins. The two traditional Great Lakes ice breaking operations are Operation Taconite, which commenced on Dec. 6, and Operation Coal Shovel, which is scheduled to commence on Friday. Operation Taconite, under the...

Coast Guard and state agencies advise public to remove fish shacks on Kennebec River

GARDINER, Maine — As ice jams continue to cause problems on the Kennebec River, the Coast Guard, Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Marine Resources are advising anyone with a fishing shack still out on the Kennebec to remove it immediately, if they can do so safely.

Maine based Coast Guard cutter to deploy to Great Lakes

PORTLAND, Maine – A Rockland, Maine, Coast Guard cutter is scheduled to deploy to the Great Lakes Sunday to assist with ice breaking operations there.

Morro Bay commanding officer to remain in command after investigation

BOSTON – The commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay will remain in command today following the review of an administrative investigation regarding the collision between the Morro Bay and a Block Island ferry July 2, 2008. Admiral Dale Gabel, the commander of the First Coast Guard District, presided over an Admiral’s Mast in which he determined that Lt. Douglas Wyatt will remain...

Barge with 21,000 gallons of fuel onboard allides with Casco Bay Bridge

PORTLAND, Maine- A tug and barge, with more than 21,000 gallons of fuel aboard, struck the Casco Bay Bridge in Maine around 7 a.m., today. Coast Guard Sector Northern New England contacted the Casco Bay Bridge at 7:09 a.m., following a report that the bridge was stuck in the open position and learned that the Energy barge being towed by the tug Ruby M had allided with the bridge. No injuries or pollution...

Cutter Morro Bay Collision Update

BOSTON – The Coast Guard is continuing its investigation into the collision that occurred today three miles north of Block Island, R.I., between the 140-foot buoy tender Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay and a Block Island ferry. The cause of the collision is still being determined at this time. Coast Guard investigators are interviewing both the crew of the Morro Bay and the ferry. Drug and alcohol...

Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay Collides with Ferry

BOSTON – The Coast Guard is responding after a Coast Guard cutter and ferry carrying 257 passengers and eight crew collided approximately three miles north of Block Island, R.I., around 12:15 p.m., today. No injuries have been reported at this time. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound received a call from the Coast Guard Cutter Morro Bay, a 140-foot buoy tender homeported in New London, CT,...