Coast Guard helicopter crew hoists man from tug as storm system passes

Coast Guard helicopter crew hoists man from tug as storm system passes
CLEVELAND – A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, hoisted a man experiencing chest pains from tug Joyce L. Vanenkevort, Thursday morning. A Coast Guard flight surgeon said the symptoms appeared to be that of a heart attack and recommended the man be taken to a hospital as soon as possible. The tug altered course to facilitate the evacuation due to heavy storms in...

Crew of good Samaritan tug assists commercial tug, barge escape ice floes

Crew of good Samaritan tug assists commercial tug, barge escape ice floes
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — A Coast Guard crew and the crew of a good Samaritan tug helped a commercial tug break free from between two ice floes 20 miles west of the Mackinac Bridge in the vicinity of White Shoal Light in Lake Michigan early Friday morning. The tug Undaunted was pushing the unloaded barge Pere Marquette 41 at the time of the incident. At about 4:10 a.m., a search-and-rescue controller...