Coast Guard searching for four overdue boaters

MONROE, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for four overdue boaters in western Lake Erie.

Coast Guard and county agencies conclude search for man fishing near powerplant

MONROE COUNTY, Mich. – The U.S. Coast Guard and multiple Michigan county sheriff’s and fire departments concluded a search for a 30-year-old male swept into Lake Erie after he was fishing near the Consumer’s Powerplant, here, Tuesday at approximately 1:30 p.m.

U.S. and Canadian response agencies to test oil spill response capabilities

TOLEDO, Ohio – The U.S. Coast Guard, Federal, state and local response agencies; local industry and Canadian response agencies are scheduled to conduct an oil spill response exercise, Wednesday, in Port Clinton, Ohio, and the Lake Erie Islands.

Multiple agencies conduct search after submerged fishing boat is found

MARBLEHEAD, Ohio – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and an Ottawa County dive team conducted a day long search for the owner/operator of a submerged fishing vessel found near the entrance of West Harbor on Catawba Island, Tuesday.

Coast Guard launches Operation Coal Shovel

DETROIT – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit launched icebreaking efforts known as Operation Coal Shovel along the Detroit River and western Lake Erie Tuesday.

Barge runs with 3.7 million gallons of gasoline runs aground in Detroit River

DETROIT – The U.S. Coast Guard and local salvage compaines are working to safely remove a barge that ran aground Sunday, at 6:30 p.m., on the Detroit River. The 115-meter barge contains approximately 3.7 million gallons of gasoline.

Coast Guard to host multi-agency training exercise

DETROIT – On Sept.17 and 18, Coast Guard Sector Detroit will host Boundary Blitz, a training exercise involving a security incident at a private sector facility on the St. Clair River and a major oil spill on the Detroit River. This full scale exercise emphasizes awareness, prevention, response and recovery from the fictitious security incident and major oil spill. U.S. response teams from...

Toledo Area Agencies Schedule Exercise to Test Security Plan

TOLEDO – The U.S. Coast Guard, Federal, state and local response agencies, and local industry are scheduled to conduct an exercise here on Wednesday. The Area Maritime Security Exercise Program (AMSTEP), which simulates a major maritime transportation security incident (TSI), is one of a series of federally mandated exercises the Coast Guard holds throughout the country. The one-day exercise...

Coast Guard Searches for Missing Swimmer in Detroit River

DETROIT – The Coast Guard, Wayne County Marine Division, and Police Departments from Grosse Ile and Trenton, Mich., began searching the Trenton Channel of the Detroit River, yesterday, for a male swimmer who is missing. The 39-year-old is a resident of San Diego. The man left from a dock belonging to a family member on Grosse Ile. A family friend indicated the missing man is a good swimmer and...