Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: BM2 Kyle Love

“His efforts to build each case improved safety on the water to support successful prosecution,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Phillip Null, the operations petty officer at Coast Guard Station Marblehead.


Multiple surface and aviation assets from the U.S. Coast Guard, Canadian Coast Guard and local agencies search the water in Lake Erie for four people who were reported overdue, April 17, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Philip Null.

Appeals court upholds fine of nearly $500,000 for false distress call

Last week the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld a restitution payment of nearly $500,000 as part of the sentence handed down in United States of America v. Danik Shiv Kumar for making a false distress call that caused a massive search on Lake Erie in March 2012.


Petty Officer 3rd Class Timothy Mirandi

Shipmate of the Week – BM3 Timothy Mirandi

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Lauren Jorgensen, Coast Guard 9th District public affairs specialist. When Petty Officer 3rd Class Timothy Mirandi passed his check-ride May 19, 2011, it was the final step to becoming a qualified small-boat coxswain at […]


Special purpose craft airboat

Shipmate of the Week – Crew of CG201240

Ice. Freezing temperatures. Blinding conditions. These are hostile environments to perform the Coast Guard’s missions, but for the men and women of the Great Lakes, it just comes with the territory. A Coast Guard Station Marblehead airboat crew faced these […]


On dangerous ice – Coast Guard warns not all ice is safe

Record low temperatures this winter have led to many of America’s waterways freezing early – or in some cases for the first time in a long time – and a spate of ice rescues and some fatalities as people find themselves […]


itCG-Cleveland rescue, piracy training, oil spill, survival at sea

The Cleveland Browns were not the only ones who needed a rescue Sunday night. The Coast Guard came to the aid of four people who fell into Lake Erie from a pier near Cleveland Browns Stadium. Guardians from Station Cleveland […]


itCG-Secretary visit, F-16 crash, President’s award, crab preparations

The Coast Guard earned kudos from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano during a visit to the Vessel Traffic Center in New Orleans. Secretary Napolitano noted the Coast Guard’s diverse and often unpublicized port safety and security missions during a meeting with […]