USCG Ice Capabilities Center of Excellence Great Lakes

17 02 2011

US Coast Guard men and women standing the watch on the Great Lakes perform their missions in one of the nation’s most environmentally challenging areas, and one element above all others presents the biggest challenge – ice. The 2010-2011 winter season has already seen some incredible rescues, including two people stranded atop an adrift ice floe, two dozen disoriented fishermen lost during an overnight snowstorm and a snowmobiler whose machine fell through the ice. The men and women of the Ninth Coast Guard District train for these high-risk missions at the service’s Ice Capabilities Center of Excellence.

More at Coast Guard Compass Blog

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