Posts Tagged ‘coast guard’

U.S. Coast Guard visits Old Coast Guard Station

The U.S. Coast Guard moved out of the old station at the tip of Whiskey Island in 1976. In the last few years, the Foundry and the Cleveland Metroparks have transformed the space into a sailing center.   The Coast Guard visited recently to share cold water survival tips. “These are some tough kids, learning to be…

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U.S., Canadian Coast Guards strengthen ice breaking partnership

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guards are strengthening their collaboration on ice breaking in the Great Lakes. The agencies can now temporarily exchange personnel on ice breaking ships, to allow service men and women to learn each other’s procedures, since they often cooperate in shared waters and on joint missions, according to a U.S. Coast…

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U.S. Coast Guard members practice ice rescues

They took running leaps from the ice and jumped in to the Cleveland harbor, floating amid ice chunks like they were inner tubes in a heated pool. “It’s not too bad,” said members of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor. They wore football cleats studded with hardware-store wingnuts to keep from slipping — and…

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U.S. Coast Guard from Cleveland cuts boats free from ice

The Great Lakes shipping season ends Jan. 15. Until then, two Cleveland-based U.S. Coast Guard ice cutters are keeping the channels free of ice, so freighters can deliver goods from port to port. The Neah Bay and Morro Bay, 140-foot bay class ice-breaking tugs, freed multiple vessels beset by ice in western Lake Erie and…

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How to stand-up paddleboard safely

So you got a stand-up paddleboard for Christmas. Cool! Welcome to one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Did you get an inflatable or a hard board? SUP is great for newbies, since you can learn the basics in a few hours. About 1.2 million people tried the sport in 2011 alone and it…

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