In July of 1957, the Coast Guard was tasked with establishing and charting a successful path through the Northwest Passage in response to defense concerns caused by Cold War tensions with the Soviet Union. In October, 1957, three Coast Guard cutters accomplished what no other U.S. vessels had done before — they transited through the icy seas of the Northwest Passage and circumnavigate the North American continent. Read the full story to learn more!
Tag: Coast Guard Arctic Strategy
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow drifts by an ice berg during an Arctic patrol. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Luke Clayton. Written by Christopher Lagan. In an address to the general assembly of the International Maritime Organization, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp encouraged the IMO to address the pressing issues