Storm Forces USCG to Use Alternative Radio Monitoring

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Monday, November 18, 2013
Petty Officer 3rd Class Sean McCoy conducts radio communications with Fireman Jaiden Barnhart, a watchstander at the station, in the station's communication room, July 30, 2013. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Seaman Bryan Sullivan)

U.S. Coast Guard units assigned to Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., are using alternative methods to monitor marine radio frequencies for possible mariners in distress during extended outages throughout the region.

Due to recent storm damage, the Coast Guard is experiencing significantly reduced radio coverage and communications throughout northern Lake Huron, northern Lake Michigan, and all of Lake Superior.

The storms knocked out power for many across the Great Lakes, and have disrupted fiber optic communication lines to Sector Sault Headquarters including its Rescue 21 capabilities.

Rescue 21, the Coast Guard’s advanced command, control and direction-finding communications system, was created to better locate mariners in distress and save lives and property at sea and on navigable rivers.

During the outage, station watchstanders are monitoring the legacy VHF radio channels around the clock, which provides distress coverage throughout the Coast Guard’s area of responsibility in the region but at significantly reduced levels.

There is no estimate yet as to when communications capabilities will be restored.

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