Like many places around the country, the cold season has arrived on the Great Lakes. Operational seasonality is an ongoing reality for all who call the region home, and Great Lakes crews are all preparing for the ice to come. Just as the summer months bring a busy schedule due to increased search and rescue and law enforcement cases, the winter brings a hectic schedule full of ice maintenance operations including search and rescue, ice-breaking and aids-to-navigation.
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Seaman Chris LePrevost of Rocky River, Ohio., and fellow buoy deck team members of Coast Guard Cutter Buckthorn hoist a radar-reflective buoy aboard their ship April 17, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charles C. Reinhart. What body of water is the largest system of fresh, surface water on Earth, containing
Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay has been working for weeks to ensure seasonal aids are replaced for the winter months. Photo courtesy of LT Bryan Estell. For nine weeks, Coast Guard units across the Great Lakes have been working around the clock in the largest domestic aids to navigation recovery operation in the United States
As the Arctic becomes more accessible to shipping traffic, the Coast Guard will be presented with new scientific research opportunities as well as marine safety and homeland security challenges. Earlier this week, journalists were invited on the final Arctic Awareness flight of the year and given the opportunity to discuss the Coast Guard’s Arctic missions
Post written by Christopher Lagan. Volunteers from Coast Guard Station Georgetown, S.C. volunteer their time to help Habitat for Humanity. (Coast Guard photo.) Click on the photo to read the story. Guardians are currently responding to and investigating the cause of a collision between a Liberian-flagged tank ship and an offshore supply vessel 40 miles