Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan change of command on Wednesday

MILWAUKEE – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan is scheduled to transfer command in a change-of-command ceremony, here, Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Homeland Security exercise to be conducted in and around the Port of Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE –More than 350 emergency response and law enforcement workers from 30 agencies within Wisconsin and Illinois are expected to participate in a full scale Homeland Security exercise in the Port of Milwaukee Tuesday.

Coast Guard responds to casino fire in Joliet, Illinois

CHICAGO — U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Chicago sent responders to assist during a fire at the Empress Casino in Joliet, Ill.

Coast Guard establishes safety zone near floating power cable

MILWAUKEE – U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan established a safety zone around an exposed power cable floating in the St. Joseph River near the Main Street Bridge in Michigan after notification from a bridgetender captain Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m.

Coast Guard responds to oil spill after crane tumbles into river

MILWAUKEE – The Coast Guard is responding to an oil spill on the Kinnickinnic River that happened at approximately 3:00 p.m. Monday near Skipper Buds Marina.

Coast Guard transports man with swollen leg from Laker

STURGEON BAY, Wis. – U.S. Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay medically evacuated a 52-year-old male experiencing a swollen calf from the Wilferd J. Sykes 14 miles offshore Sturgeon Bay Monday at approximately 3 p.m. “There was concern he may have had a blood clot,” said Jonathan LeBeau, Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan Operation Unit Controller. A 41-foot utility boat crew transferred...

Coast Guard rescues three after vessel capsizes

WASHINGTON ISLAND, Wisc. — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued three people Monday after their vessel capsized off of Ephraim Harbor, Wisc. The three people were not wearing a personal floatation device. The fourth person on the vessel, a child, was wearing a PFD. Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan, located in Milwaukee, received a report at approximately 3:45 p.m., that a vessel with four people on...

Coast Guard Responds to Truck Driven into Water

MILWAUKEE – Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan and Station Milwaukee responded to the report of a vehicle being driven into the water on South Carferry Drive in Milwaukee. The Coast Guard received the report from the Milwaukee Police Department at 1:43 p.m. Coast Guard Station Milwaukee responded with two small boats, a 41-foot utility boat and a 25-foot response boat. A pollution investigator...

Sector Field Office Grand Haven Change of Command

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. – Lt. Cmdr. Robert Hemp will relieve Lt. Cmdr. Steve Lowe of command of Sector Field Office Grand Haven in a change of command ceremony Friday, July 11, 2008 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will be held here at Escanaba Memorial Park. Lowe assumed command of Sector Field Office Grand Haven in August 2006. As Commanding Officer, Lowe was in charge of more than 40 active duty, reserve...