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12 Days on Polar Star

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is currently headed to Antarctica for its annual mission, Operation Deep Freeze.  During Antarctic deployments, the cutter’s primary mission is to break a channel through the sea ice to ensure that resupply ships can reach the U.S. Antarctic Program’s McMurdo Research Station in the Ross Sea. Resupply ships use the channel to bring food, fuel,

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