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Dec 2, 2000
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From BYM:

USA. Maritime anti-terrorism full-scale exercise, security training set for Port of Duluth-Superior
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A multi-agency, full-scale exercise and maritime security training and exercise program called Operation Down Under is scheduled to take place Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, in the Port of Duluth-Superior.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=90780
 
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From BYM:

USA. Coast Guard rescues swimmer near Manitowoc Harbor
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A boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Two Rivers, Wis., rescued a person in the water, Saturday morning.

Rescued was a man who had been swimming near Manitowoc Harbor. His name and age are not being released.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=90820

Comment: When the water you're in is over your head, it doesn't take much to get into trouble.​
 
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From BYM:

U.S. Coast Guard searching Little Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario for missing man
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U.S. Coast Guard boat and air crews are searching Little Sodus Bay, N.Y., and Lake Ontario for a 21-year-old man last seen leaving a waterfront tavern in Sodus Point, N.Y., about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Missing is George Heinz, 21.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=90998
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News (Feature story):

Algoma Central Corporation Christens first completely new Canadian Flag dry-bulk carrier in over 25 years
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The MV Algoma Mariner – the first completely new Canadian flag dry-bulk carrier to be brought into service on the Great Lakes in over 25 years – was today christened in a special ceremony in Port Colborne, Ontario.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43594:algoma-central-corporation-christens-first-completely-new-canad ian-flag-dry-bulk-carrier-in-over-25-years-&catid=1&Itemid=61
 
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From The Chicago Tribune:

8 pulled from water near Navy Pier
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The Chicago Fire Department dive team and the Chicago Police Department Marine Unit responded to a call of people in the water on the 600 block of East Grand Avenue just east of navy Pier near the lighthouse, according to Fire Department information and a spokeswoman for the U.S. Coast Guard.
More at http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-7-pulled-from-water-near-navy-pier-20110827,0,3697354.story
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Great Lakes Coal Trade Down Almost 25 Percent in August
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Shipments of coal on the Great Lakes totaled 2,956,930 net tons in August, a slight dip compared to July (131,000 tons), but a decrease of almost 25 percent (959,000 tons) compared to a year ago.
More at http://www.marinelink.com/news/percent-almost-august340338.aspx

Comment: I wonder how the numbers will come out when the season draws to a close in a couple of months?​
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

St. Lawrence Seaway Traffic Up 3.5 Percent
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Cargo shipped on the St. Lawrence Seaway from late March through August rose 3.5 percent year-over-year, as raw material shipments for the region's steel industry grew during one of the historically slowest periods of the year.
More at http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47930:st-lawrence-seaway-traffic-up-35-percent&catid=44:latest-news&I temid=64
 
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From BYM:

USA. Coast Guard, local first responders to conduct maritime security exercises in Cleveland, Erie
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U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Cleveland, the Cleveland Division of Police and other public safety personnel are scheduled to conduct a simulated anti-terrorism exercise at MSU Cleveland Wednesday in conjunction with the larger bi-national Frontier Sentinel Exercise, which is taking place Sept. 20-Oct. 5, 2011.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=92160
 
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From Marine Link:

$23 Million Construction Contracts Awarded to Great Lakes Shipyard
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Caribbean Tugz, LLC, an affiliate of SEACOR Holdings, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida has awarded Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, Ohio vessel construction contracts to simultaneously build two new state-of-the-art 50-ton bollard pull ASD tugboats to be used for ship docking and escort operations at the Hovensa Oil Refinery in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
More at http://www.marinelink.com/news/construction-contracts340549.aspx
 
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From The Detroit Free Press:

Cruise to help effort to restore iconic SS Columbia
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It has been 18 years since the SS Columbia and its sister, the SS Ste. Claire -- beloved for having shuttled thousands of metro Detroiters to Boblo Island for decades -- stopped running.

Despite Boblo Island closing in 1993, former employees such as Karen Winkler have made it a point to reconnect.
More at http://www.freep.com/article/20110924/NEWS02/109240354/Cruise-help-effort-restore-iconic-SS-Columbia?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s​
 
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From BYM:

USA. Coast Guard rescues kayaker after his craft capsizes in Lake Michigan
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A Coast Guard Station Sheboygan, Wis., boatcrew rescued a kayaker after his kayak capsized and he was unable to re-right it this afternoon in Lake Michigan.

The kayaker is a 28-year-old Sheboygan man. His name is not being released.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=92691
 
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From BYM:

USA. Coast Guard rescues boater in Lake Michigan
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Man demonstrates how preparedness can de-escalate a dangerous situation

A rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station St. Joseph, Mich., rescued one recreational boater after the 38-foot pleasure craft he was on sank in Lake Michigan Wednesday afternoon.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=92892

Comment: It pays big time to be ready if crunch time ever comes. This guy was ready and it saved his life.​
 
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From BYM:

USA. Coast Guard to recognize 2 jet-boat operators for saving woman’s life at Niagara Whirlpool
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The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to formally recognize the captain and crewmember of a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours boat at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Station Niagara in Youngstown for saving a woman from drowning in the Lower Niagara River in July.
More at http://www.bymnews.com/news/newsDetails.php?id=93020

Comment: Gutsy, and a damned good show! Well done!​
 
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From Marine Link:

Great Lakes Shipyard Begins Workboat Construction
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At Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, OH, the laying of the keel marks the start of construction on a 60-foot work boat for the Port of Milwaukee. The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin awarded the contract in June 2011. The vessel is scheduled for completion by the end of this year.
More at http://www.marinelink.com/news/construction-shipyard340853.aspx
 
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