U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard units offer tours during Grand Haven festival

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Neah Bay and Buckthorn and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley are scheduled to make their official entrance into the Grand River Aug. 2, marking the beginning of a busy and exciting week at the 2010 Coast Guard Festival.

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards Clear Ice Jam on St. Clair River

CLEVELAND—The U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Coast Guard cleared ice jams on the St. Clair River, allowing normal vessel traffic to resume, after a week long effort which concluded March 28, 2010.

Coast Guard clears southern Lake Huron to free freighters

CLEVELAND – U.S. Coast Guard cutters and a Canadian Coast Guard ship assisted the 1,000 foot Charles M. Beeghley, Sunday, in the Huron Cut and are scheduled to assist the 1,000-foot James R. Barker at first-light, Monday, in southern Lake Huron.

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards Working Together to Clear St. Clair River

DETROIT — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are scheduled to conduct ice breaking operations in the St. Clair River, beginning at approximately 10 a.m., Monday Feb. 22, in order to mitigate possible flood activity due to a nine-mile long ice jam there, and address low-water levels on Lake St. Clair.

Coast Guard ice breaking efforts complete a busy operational week

CLEVELAND – Ninth Coast Guard District cutters concluded a busy week of ice breaking operations on the Great Lakes, Friday, with a majority of this week’s operations occurring on the Lake St. Clair River system.

Coast Guard assisting four vessels delayed by ice jam on St. Clair River

DETROIT—The U.S. Coast Guard is assisting four vessels in the St. Clair River which are delayed due to an ice jam in the vicinity of Algonac, Mich., Sunday.

Coast Guard assists Army Core of Engineers with flood mitigation

CLEVELAND – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock assisted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with flood mitigation today, and the cutter Neah Bay is scheduled to assist, Wednesday, with flood mitigation on Ohio’s Grand River.

Coast Guard icebreakers not a factor in creating Saturday’s ice floe

CLEVELAND – In the wake of Saturday’s successful mass rescue of 134 ice fisherman near Oak Harbor, Ohio, media reports have quoted individuals who have suggested that a Coast Guard icebreaker may have contributed to the ice floe breaking free. The Coast Guard has reviewed its icebreaker movements and determined that Coast Guard vessel movements were not a factor in the case.

Cutter Neah Bay Change of Command Thursday

CLEVELAND (D9 Public Affairs) – Lt. William Woityra will relieve Lt. Eric Peace of command of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay in a change-of-command ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, 10 a.m. at the Coast Guard’s Cleveland Moorings, 1055 East Ninth Street, across the street from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Under Peace’s command, the Neah Bay has been a critical component of...