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Whiting oil spill declared cleaned up

WHITING | The BP Whiting oil spill of March 24 has been declared cleaned up.

April 04, 2014 5:27 pm
Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

Estimated size of Lake Michigan oil spill grows again

The oil spill at the BP Whiting Refinery may be as much as three times as large as first estimated.

March 27, 2014 5:30 pm
BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

BP says majority of surface oil recovered after spill

WHITING | After the second day of cleanup, crews have removed the "vast majority" of surface oil floating in a Lake Michigan cove after BP Whiting Refinery discharged as much as 756 gallons of crude into the Great Lake.

March 26, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Coast Guard, emergency crews practice ice rescue

Coast Guard, emergency crews practice ice rescue

The U.S. Coast Guard and fire departments from Chesterton, Portage and Porter combined forces to practice ice rescue techniques on Lake Michigan.

February 26, 2014 9:37 pm
Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

Emergency responders skate through ice rescue training

MICHIGAN CITY | Rescuers steadily walked across Lake Michigan on Wednesday evening, the creaking and cracking of ice echoing through the dark night.

February 26, 2014 8:24 pm Video Photos

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U.S. Coast Guard ice breakers clear the way for commerce

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter made its way south on Lake Michigan this week to break up ice in Burns Harbor, to ensure lake freighters and barges can continue to come into the port.

February 15, 2014 12:00 pm
'Formidable' ice has had a major impact on shipping

'Formidable' ice has had a major impact on shipping

Ships, including iron ore freighters bound for Northwest Indiana steel mills, have been jamming up the ice-choked St. Marys River in recent weeks as they rush to make deliveries before the Soo Locks close this week.

January 12, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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USCGC Hollyhock involved in collision with motor vessel

USCGC Hollyhock involved in collision with motor vessel

The Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock, a 225-foot sea-going buoy tender homeported in Port Huron, Mich., suffered significant damage to the stern and fantail during a collision with the 990-foot motor vessel Mesabi Miner, shown in the background, in northern Lake Michigan,= on Sunday. Both the Ho…

January 06, 2014 2:26 pm
Coast Guard did nearly three times as much icebreaking this winter

Coast Guard did nearly three times as much icebreaking this winter

The Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock suffered significant damage to the stern and fantail during a collision with the 990-foot motor vessel Mesabi Miner, shown in the background, in northern Lake Michigan, in January. Coast Guard cutters spent more than 10,500 hours this winter battling the wors…

January 06, 2014 2:26 pm
Mother of teen who drowned hopes his death will serve as warning

Mother of teen who drowned hopes his death will serve as warning

PORTAGE | For 36 hours Christine Forystek waited for rescuers to bring her son home.

July 11, 2012 7:30 pm

U.S. Coast Guard boat safety course to begin Wednesday

LAKE STATION | The Burns Waterway Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is presenting a seven-lesson boat safety course starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Edison High School, 3304 Parkside Ave.

February 14, 2012 12:00 am
Governors pen letter to N.Y. to amend ballast rules

Governors pen letter to N.Y. to amend ballast rules

Governors of Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin sent a letter last week to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking him to not implement environmental rules they say will imperil Great Lakes shipping.

September 15, 2011 4:00 pm
Governors pen letter to N.Y. to amend ballast rules

Governors pen letter to N.Y. to amend ballast rules

Republican governors of Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin sent a letter to Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking him to not implement environmental rules they say will imperil Great Lakes shipping.

September 15, 2011 4:00 pm

Missing boaters return to beach

PORTER | Representatives from several agencies spent the afternoon searching for the owners of an abandoned boat Wednesday, fearing the worst.

August 03, 2011 4:00 pm

Bridge work to restrict boats at Portage Marina this spring

Bridge work by the Indiana Department of Transportation will cause boating restrictions on Burns Ditch at the Portage Marina this spring, officials said.

March 29, 2011 7:33 am
Weather causes accidents, power outages across region

Weather causes accidents, power outages across region

Nasty weather glazed roads, tore down power lines and draped a haze of white across the region Sunday that contributed to dozens of car accidents.

December 13, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Coast Guard will start burning some Gulf slick oil

NEW ORLEANS | Crews geared up to set fire to oil leaking from the site of an exploded drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, a last-ditch effort to get rid of it before it reaches environmentally sensitive marshlands on the coast.

April 28, 2010 8:56 am

Claim of missing boaters called a hoax

An early morning search of Gary's Lake Michigan coastline for missing boaters turned out to be a hoax, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

July 28, 2009 8:45 am
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