Coast Guard reminds mariners, harbor users of snow load

Coast Guard reminds mariners, harbor users of snow load
JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard reminds mariners and harbor users to remove excess snow and ice build-up from moored vessels this winter. Accumulation of snow and ice on a vessel can create the risk of reduced stability and the potential for sinking, property damage, and pollution to occur. It’s critical for mariners to wear the appropriate personal protective equipment, including a life jacket,...

Coast Guard warns public to stay off Lake Champlain as ice deteriorates

Coast Guard warns public to stay off Lake Champlain as ice deteriorates
A Coast Guard Station Burlington ice rescue team trains using an ice rescue shuttle board in Burlington Bay on Lake Champlain. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The Coast Guard is urging the public to not walk on Lake Champlain as the ice begins to deteriorate with warmer weather. Ice may look safe but it is difficult to determine the thickness visually...

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities seize $30 million in cocaine off Luquillo, Puerto Rico

Coast Guard, CBIG authorities seize $30 million in cocaine off Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley crewmembers with a seized cocaine shipment in Puerto Rico, following the interdiction of a drug smuggling go-fast boat Oct. 13, 2018 off Luquillo, Puerto Rico.  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coast Guard and Caribbean Border Interagency Group (CBIG) law enforcement authorities seized 2,324 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $30 million, following the interdiction...

Coast Guard warns of unstable ice as warmer weather approaches

Coast Guard warns of unstable ice as warmer weather approaches
DETROIT — With the forecasted rain, wind and above-freezing temperatures this weekend, the Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution when venturing onto the ice across the Great Lakes. The above freezing temperatures are melting and weakening ice and pose safety concerns for anyone venturing onto ice. Ice is unpredictable and the thickness can vary, even in small areas. Water currents,...

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice

Coast Guard warns of unsafe ice
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution when venturing onto the ice across Lake Superior, St. Marys River, and the northern parts of lakes Michigan and Huron with the forecasted rain and snow predicted this weekend. The snow-covered ice will give a false appearance that the ice is safe. Ice is unpredictable and the thickness can vary, even in small areas....

Coast Guard urges caution on, near ice as warmer temperatures return

Coast Guard urges caution on, near ice as warmer temperatures return
Milwaukee — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on and near waterways with the forecast for sustained, warmer temperatures beginning this weekend. The above freezing-temperatures could pose safety concerns on Lake Michigan and inland rivers, streams and ponds that have become frozen during the past few weeks. Rising temperatures will cause recently-frozen waters to further melt...

Coast Guard urges caution on, near ice as warmer temperatures arrive

Coast Guard urges caution on, near ice as warmer temperatures arrive
CHICAGO — The Coast Guard is urging people to use extreme caution on and near waterways with the forecast for sustained, warmer temperatures beginning this weekend. The above freezing-temperatures could pose safety concerns on Lake Michigan and inland rivers, streams and ponds that have become frozen during the past few weeks. Rising temperatures will cause recently-frozen waters to further melt...

Coast Guard Station Burlington trains, warns against ice dangers on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Station Burlington trains, warns against ice dangers on Lake Champlain
BOSTON — Crews at Coast Guard Station Burlington, Vermont, are urging Lake Champlain locals and visitors to use extreme caution on the lake and surrounding waters this weekend. With more snow forecasted, unsafe ice may be hidden from view and poses greater danger than normal as the added weight of the snow decreases density of the ice. “The thing folks need to recognize is that while beautiful...

Coast Guard, local emergency crews respond to truck falling through ice near Catawba Island

Coast Guard, local emergency crews respond to truck falling through ice near Catawba Island
TOLEDO, Ohio — The Coast Guard and representatives from local emergency response agencies responded to the scene of a truck that fell through the ice, Friday morning, near Catawba Island in western Lake Erie. Two people were in the truck when it broke through the ice, but they were able to escape and get to shore before the truck completely fell through the ice. At about 10 a.m., a watchstander...