Coast Guard continues ice breaking operations throughout Northeast

Coast Guard continues ice breaking operations throughout Northeast
Coast Guard Cutter Penobscot Bay  conducts icebreaking operations in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OPRENEW) on the Hudson River, January 30, 2021. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Pappaly BOSTON — The Coast Guard is continuing ice breaking operations as colder temperatures and winter weather impact waterways throughout the Northeast. The ice breaking...

Coast Guard Northeast ice breaking season underway

Coast Guard Northeast ice breaking season underway
A boatcrew from Aids To Navigation Team Long Island Sound navigates the Connecticut River in support of Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (RENEW) near Haddam, Conn., Dec. 19, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Katie Loudermilk) BOSTON — The Coast Guard has launched its ice breaking season, as winter’s cold temperatures are anticipated to impact every port,...

Coast Guard 2020 icebreaking season starts

Coast Guard 2020 icebreaking season starts
Coast Guard Cutter Bridle file photo by Chief Petty Officer Marc Moore BOSTON — The Coast Guard launched its ice breaking season Monday, as winter’s cold temperatures are anticipated to impact every port, waterway, and harbor in the Northeast. Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OpRENEW) is the Coast Guard’s region-wide effort to ensure Northeast communities have the security,...

Coast Guard 2018 icebreaking season is underway

Coast Guard 2018 icebreaking season is underway
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Shackle, a 65-foot Small Harbor Tug, breaks ice.. (U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Andrew Barresi) BOSTON — The Coast Guard launched its ice breaking season Monday, as winter’s cold temperatures are anticipated to impact every port, waterway, and harbor in the Northeast. Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OpRENEW) is the Coast...

Coast Guard ice breaking cutters make progress on the Connecticut River

Coast Guard ice breaking cutters make progress on the Connecticut River
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bollard, a 65-foot Small Harbor Tug, transits on the ice-covered Connecticut River near Essex, Connecticut, Jan. 18, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Frank Iannazzo-Simmons) NEW YORK — Coast Guard cutters continue to steadily break ice jams in the Connecticut River to prevent flooding and help the broken ice drift down river and out to Long Island...

Coast Guard ice breakers make progress on the Penobscot River

Coast Guard ice breakers make progress on the Penobscot River
Coast Guard Cutter Tackle file photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class LaNola Stone BOSTON – Coast Guard ice breakers continue to steadily break ice in the Penobscot River Thursday to help the broken ice drift down river and out to sea. The Rockland-based Coast Guard Cutter Tackle, and Southwest Harbor-based Coast Guard Cutter Bridle crews have been working in tandem to break the ice during the high tide,...

Frigid temperatures keep Coast Guard crews busy breaking ice on Hudson River

Frigid temperatures keep Coast Guard crews busy breaking ice on Hudson River
Coast Guard Cutter Hawser, a 65-foot Small Harbor Tug, transits north on the ice-covered Hudson River near Albany, New York, Jan. 5, 2018.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steve Strohmaier) NEW YORK – Despite slightly warmer temperatures recently, Coast Guard ice breaking crews remain busy on the Hudson River keeping a path open for commercial vessels and breaking free those beset...

Coast Guard allows Weymouth Fore River Bridge open during rush hour to facilitate vital fuel deliveries

Coast Guard allows Weymouth Fore River Bridge open during rush hour to facilitate vital fuel deliveries
BOSTON — Effective immediately, the Captain of the Port will authorize the Weymouth Fore River Bridge to open to vessels during weekday rush hour to facilitate the delivery of critical fuel. The Coast Guard will allow the bridge openings on an as-needed basis, which may impact vehicular traffic. Normally on weekdays, the Weymouth Fore River Bridge is closed to large vessels from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m....

Freezing temperatures keep Coast Guard ice breakers busy in Maine

Freezing temperatures keep Coast Guard ice breakers busy in Maine
A Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team South Portland 49-foot Buoy Utility Stern Loading (BUSL) boat is photographed in ice Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 in Fore River, Maine. A BUSL is used to service buoys and can also be used for ice breaking operations. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) BOSTON — This winter’s record cold temperatures are keeping Coast Guard crews busy as they work daily to keep waterways...