US, Canadian Coast Guard open maritime lanes for commercial vessels

US, Canadian Coast Guard open maritime lanes for commercial vessels
CLEVELAND — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are continuing Operation Coal Shovel, the seasonal domestic ice breaking operations in the southern part of Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair and Detroit River systems, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. As of Sunday, U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers have logged 493 ice-breaking hours and assisted 53 vessels during Operation Coal Shovel, which began Jan....

US and Canadian Coast Guard commence Operation Coal Shovel

US and Canadian Coast Guard commence Operation Coal Shovel
DETROIT — The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have commenced Operation Coal Shovel seasonal domestic ice breaking operations in the southern part of Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair and Detroit River systems, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, starting Thursday. The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers work together to prevent ice jams in these vital economic waterways as conditions worsen...

Coast Guard concludes ice breaking operations on lower Great Lakes

Coast Guard concludes ice breaking operations on lower Great Lakes
DETROIT — The Coast Guard concluded icebreaking operations on the lower Great Lakes, Monday, more than four months after it started, Dec. 15, 2013. Operation Coal Shovel is a bi-national domestic icebreaking effort covering the St. Lawrence Seaway, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, the Detroit/St. Clair River System, and southern Lake Huron. Crews aboard Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw, Hollyhock, Bristol...

Coast Guard cutter crew to break ice in Saginaw Bay Shipping Channel, warns of unsafe ice conditions

Coast Guard cutter crew to break ice in Saginaw Bay Shipping Channel, warns of unsafe ice conditions
DETROIT — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay is scheduled to break ice in the Saginaw Bay Shipping Channel, starting at 8 a.m. Thursday and continuing into the evening hours. The crew of Bristol Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug homeported in Detroit, will be conducting ice-breaking operations as part of Operation Coal Shovel, which is managed by Coast Guard Sector Detroit. The crew will...

Operation Fall Retrieve nearly finished as 2013/2014 ice-breaking season begins

Operation Fall Retrieve nearly finished as 2013/2014 ice-breaking season begins
CLEVELAND — As the Coast Guard 9th District’s Operation Fall Retrieve approaches completion throughout the Great Lakes, the agency, in partnership with Canadian and commercial entities, has begun ice-breaking operations as part of Operation Taconite in the western Great Lakes — lakes Superior and Michigan, the St. Marys River, the Straits of Mackinac, and northern Lake Huron. Operation Fall...

Coast Guard concludes ice-breaking season in Great Lakes

Coast Guard concludes ice-breaking season in Great Lakes
CLEVELAND — The 9th Coast Guard District and Canadian Coast Guard concluded Operation Taconite and Operation Coal Shovel, its ice-breaking operations in the Great Lakes Saturday, officially bringing the 2012-13 icebreaking season to a close. Under control of Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Operation Taconite is carried out in Lake Superior, the St. Mary’s River, the Straits...

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards commence Operation Coal Shovel

U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards commence Operation Coal Shovel
DETROIT – The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards have commenced Operation Coal Shovel, seasonal domestic ice breaking operations in the southern part of Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair and Detroit River systems, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, starting Thursday, Jan. 3. The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers work together to prevent ice jams in these vital economic waterways as conditions...

Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrives in Great Lakes for 2012-2013 ice-breaking season

Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrives in Great Lakes for 2012-2013 ice-breaking season
CLEVELAND — A Maine-based Coast Guard cutter arrived at its temporary homeport at the Cleveland Moorings Wednesday to assist in the service’s ice-breaking mission in the Great Lakes throughout the winter months. While in the region, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay, a 140-foot ice-breaking tug from Rockland, Maine, will assist other Coast Guard icebreakers during Operations Coal...

Maine-based Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay arrives in Detroit

CLEVELAND ― The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Thunder Bay, a 140-foot ice breaking tug normally homeported in Rockland, Maine, is scheduled to arrive in Detroit and moor near Cobo Hall on Friday in support of the Coast Guard’s 2011-12 domestic ice breaking mission and a security zone for the 24th Annual North American Auto Show. The cutter Thunder Bay’s crew has been temporarily assigned...