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...

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $38 million dollar cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea

Coast Guard and CBIG authorities seize $38 million dollar cocaine shipment in the Caribbean Sea
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) authorities disrupted a maritime illegal drug shipment Friday seizing 54 bales of cocaine, weighing 3,306 pounds, in the Caribbean Sea. Federal law enforcement authorities in support of Caribbean Border Interagency Group’s...

Coast Guard Sector Buffalo warns of unsafe ice conditions on Lakes Erie and Ontario

Coast Guard Sector Buffalo warns of unsafe ice conditions on Lakes Erie and Ontario
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Coast Guard Sector Buffalo is issuing a warning that the unusually variations in temperatures observed this winter have greatly increased the possibility of weakened ice. “Ice conditions are still dubious,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Tom D’Amore, executive petty officer at Coast Guard Station Buffalo.  “With temperatures only recently dropping from the high...