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Icebreaking operations begin in Great Lakes

photo of cutter in ice-laden lake

Ice breaking operations begin in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior. In the coming weeks, various commercial waterways may close after due consideration is given to the protection of the marine environment and the safety of island residents who, in the course of their daily business, use naturally-formed ice bridges for transportation to and from the mainland.

11/6/2017: Coast Guard, Lake Carriers’ Association sign training agreement

The agreement set forth terms for maritime industry rescue training between Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, Coast Guard Air Station Detroit and LCA enrolled vessels. The joint training is intended to simulate real-life medical evacuations.

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