The Detroit-based Bristol Bay is a 140-foot ice-breaking tug. It encountered difficulties while progressing towards the vessel through 8 to 10 feet of ice in portions of Lake Erie. In some areas there was brash ice, piling 5 to 6 feet high. On Thursday, about 100 pounds of food was sent to the crew of Bristol Bay, with the help of an air crew, as the supplies ran low.
For assisting the Bristol Bay, Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon has been called. The latter is a 234-foot multi-mission medium icebreaker which was stationed out of Prescott, Ontario. The two ships are planning to meet and break a path to Cleveland for the refueling of the Bristol Bay. Subsequently...
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