Coast Guard Fall Retrieve Operations in Full Swing

MarineLink.com
Friday, November 15, 2013
Recovering buoys before winterMembers of Coast Guard Station Portage, Mich., aboard a 26-foot Trailerable Aids to Navigation Boat, prepare to transit back to the station after recovering several buoys before Lake Superior freezes, Nov. 14, 2013. One of the station's missions is aids to navigation. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Johnson)

Units from around the Coast Guard 9th District continue work on their annual retrieval of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway System seasonal aids to navigation, the largest domestic ATON recovery operation in the U.S.

Operation Fall Retrieve, which affects lighted and unlighted buoys and beacons, began in mid October with a goal of retrieving 1,278 navigational aids.

The operation is scheduled to be completed by Dec. 28.

As of Thursday, 527 of the 1,278 aids have been decommissioned for the season.

uscgnews.com
 

  • Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Cummings, an electrician mate at Coast Guard Station Portage, Mich., hauls a buoy along the stations pier, Nov. 14, 2013. One of the station's missions is aids to navigation. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Johnson)

    Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Brandon Cummings, an electrician mate at Coast Guard Station Portage, Mich., hauls a buoy along the stations pier, Nov. 14, 2013. One of the station's missions is aids to navigation. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Johnson)

  • Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Herrmann, an crew member at Coast Guard Station Portage, Mich., hauls a buoy chain and sinker along the stations pier, Nov. 14, 2013. One of the station's missions is aids to navigation. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Johnson)

    Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Matthew Herrmann, an crew member at Coast Guard Station Portage, Mich., hauls a buoy chain and sinker along the stations pier, Nov. 14, 2013. One of the station's missions is aids to navigation. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas Johnson)


Environmental

South Asia Meet on Oil, Chemical Spill Contingency Plan

A meeting to update South Asia’s regional plan for oil and chemical pollution preparedness and response is underway in Male, Maldives (22-25 August), informs  International

Lucas Marine, Harbor Breeze Cruises Partner to Cut Fuel Costs

Lucas Marine is partnering with Harbor Breeze Corporation to help reduce the yacht charter and cruise company's fuel costs, maintenance and environmental impact in Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors.

Fednav Welcomes Innovative Ballast System at Indiana Port

Fednav Limited, the largest international bulk shipowner in Canada, welcomed to the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, the Federal Caribou, one of seven new oceangoing

News

Former HMS Illustrious Sold for Scrap

The former aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious will be recycled after 32 years of service, announced the U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD) who sold the ship to Turkish

Tuco’s New Arctic Workboat to Debut at SMM

Danish producer Tuco Marine said it will reveal a new Arctic workboat daughter craft at next month’s SMM in Hamburg.   Many arctic patrol vessels, icebrakers

El Faro Captain Ordered Crew to Abandon Ship before Sinking

The captain of the doomed El Faro cargo ship sounded an alarm for his crew to abandon the vessel shortly before it sank last fall in a hurricane near the Bahamas, killing all 33 onboard, the U.

Marine Equipment

J.F. Lehman Acquires Heavy Equipment Group of Oldenburg Group

J.F. Lehman & Company (“JFLCO”) has signed a definitive agreement with Oldenburg Group Incorporated to acquire its Heavy Equipment Group, including both its defense and mining business units.

Wärtsilä Re-gasification system for Norwegian Ship Conversion

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the re-gasification system for an FSRU (Floating, Storage, Re-gasification Unit) conversion project that Höegh LNG plans to carry out on a modern LNG vessel.

Foreship Establishes Tallinn Subsidiary

Naval architect and marine engineering company Foreship has created a wholly-owned subsidiary located in Tallinn to strengthen ties with shipowners, shipyards and

Coast Guard

El Faro Captain Ordered Crew to Abandon Ship before Sinking

The captain of the doomed El Faro cargo ship sounded an alarm for his crew to abandon the vessel shortly before it sank last fall in a hurricane near the Bahamas, killing all 33 onboard, the U.

Navy Discovers Malaysian Tanker

Indonesia's navy has found a tanker carrying almost US$400,000 worth of diesel that was taken by its own crew last week due to a commercial dispute, says a report in AFP.

Philippines: Sea Dispute Won't Shift Ties with China, U.S.

The Philippines' territorial dispute with China over the South China Sea has not caused Manila to rebalance diplomatic ties with either its ally, the United States,

Great Lakes

Fednav Welcomes Innovative Ballast System at Indiana Port

Fednav Limited, the largest international bulk shipowner in Canada, welcomed to the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, the Federal Caribou, one of seven new oceangoing

Fednav's New Bulker Features High-tech BWT System

Fednav Limited,  an  international bulk shipowner in Canada, has welcomed to the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor, the Federal Caribou, one of seven new oceangoing

Great Lakes Shipyard Lays Keel for 10 Damen Tugs

A keel-laying ceremony was held on August 10 at Great Lakes Shipyard in Cleveland, Ohio for 10 Damen Stan Tugs 1907 ICE. The new Ice Class vessels will be the first

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1044 sec (10 req/sec)