On May, 4, 2013, a Coast Guard law enforcement team from Station Marblehead, Ohio, conducted a boarding of a boat with 12 people aboard in the vicinity of Kelleys Island in Lake Erie and issued a federal ticket to the [...]
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 [...]
Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Ann Marie Borkowski, native to Burlington, N.J., is a Marine Science Technician currently station at Marine Safety Unit Chicago, in Willowbrook, Ill., as the Response Division supervisor. Reporting to MSU Chicago, July 2011, Borkowski [...]
On Friday morning, beneath the bright, blue northeast Ohio sky, the white t-shirts worn by nearly 150 children of military families stood out starkly against the green grass of the Cleveland Browns’ training facility in Berea, Ohio. The children [...]
Coast Guardsmen in Cleveland had a rare opportunity Thursday to meet their leader, Adm. Robert Papp, the 24th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Papp came to Cleveland to attend a friend’s retirement ceremony and used the opportunity to meet with shipmates, industry partners and the media, and to see several ongoing projects.
Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary didn’t shy away from the thousands of paddlesport enthusiasts who showed up in Madison, Wis., March 9-11, 2012, for the world’s largest expo for canoes, kayaks, paddling and camping gear. Canoecopia – an annual event where attendees can test and buy equipment, watch instructional demos, witness presentations by experts in the industry, and socialize with other paddling enthusiasts – draws in about 25,000 visitors each year, making it an ideal time to share life-saving safety tips with both novice and experienced paddlers.
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 [...]
Post written by: PAC John Masson, D9 External Affairs Division An unusual winter has meant unusual measures at the Ice Capabilities Center of Excellence at Coast Guard Station/Aids-to-Navigation Team Saginaw River, in Essexville, Mich. The Coast Guard’s official motto is [...]
Guest post courtesy of the U.S. Border Patrol, Grand Forks Sector: Winter in Northern Minnesota can be harsh and unforgiving. For those living in the Boundary Waters area however, the many lakes and waterways offer year-round recreation. During the winter [...]
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. [...]