The second video finalist features Coast Guard Cutters Tackle and Shackle as they break ice along the Penobscot River in Bangor, Maine. These crews regularly break ice along Maine’s rivers to keep the waterway open for commercial traffic and to prevent flooding.
The 2013 Videos of the Year began yesterday, with voting open through Jan. 4, 2014. Continuing through New Year’s Eve, Coast Guard Compass will publish one of the top 10 videos each day.
To vote for your favorite videos, click “like” on the Coast Guard’s Facebook page or on the Coast Guard’s YouTube 2013 Videos of the Year playlist. You can also see a highlight compilation of the top 10 videos.