Seasonal Safety Risks The Great Lakes environment shifts drastically with the seasons. The frozen wintry expanse thaws to a lush boater’s paradise in the summer. The region is currently in what is called the “shoulder season,” when any day can [...]
This is a first-hand account of Icy Resolve 2013 from the eyes of Cmdr. Lisa Ragone, an incident commander at the full-scale exercise. I served as the secondary incident commander from Coast Guard Sector Detroit for an ice rescue exercise [...]
On Aug. 18, 2012 a rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Sackets Harbor, N.Y., rescued two men from a boat that was taking on water in Lake Ontario. All across the nation, Coast Guard rescue crews engage in similar responses [...]
The 9th Coast Guard District reminds Great Lakes citizens and visitors to use extra precautions when planning recreational activities on frozen ponds, streams, rivers and lakes. Ice can be unpredictable and dangerous. Ice is an ever-changing surface, and the fluctuating weather conditions affect [...]
Ninth Coast Guard District units conduct hundreds of ice rescues and training events each winter. This work is done in the most arduous of environments and it’s dangerous. The 9th District has 39 stations, 2 sir stations, and 8 [...]
Click here to read a July 13 blog post, in which this crew of boaters was named the Coast Guard’s “Shipmate of the Week” Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Huth, 9th Coast Guard District public affairs. There’s an [...]
Each year it seems that the Red River, which flows north along the North Dakota/Minnesota border, rises and creates hazardous flooding conditions for the people who live near its banks. In the fall of 2009, Coast Guardsmen from the 8th [...]
Guest post by PA2 Crystalynn Kneen, supervisor, Public Affairs Detachment Atlantic City, N.J. Click HERE to see more photos. For emergency management teams all over the country, preparing for search and rescue missions is critical to mission success. [...]
The Coast Guard in Detroit came one step closer Friday to eliminating the often time-consuming and frustrating search aspect of search and rescue when leaders there unveiled new cutting-edge technology now available to search and rescue controllers in Sector Detroit’s command center.
Air Station Detroit hosted a Family Day Sept. 15, so family, friends and neighbors could check out the unit up close and personal.