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Top 10 facts about the International Ice Patrol

1. When was the International Ice Patrol formed? Shipping areas in the North Atlantic have always been hazardous to navigate. The hazards of the North Atlantic captured global attention in April 1912 when the RMS Titanic sank after it struck an iceberg. The incident prompted maritime nations with ships transiting the Grand Banks off Newfoundland,

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2012 ice season starts today!

A Coast Guard airplane flies over an iceberg during a reconnaissance flight. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by the International Ice Patrol. Icebergs, bergy bits or growlers. Whatever you call them, these massive chunks of ice – some the size of a small country – all pose a threat for ships transiting the North Atlantic.

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