Tag: ice breaker

225 years of Service to Nation: Ice operations

225 Years of Service to Nation

By the 1920s, the Coast Guard had become fully committed to ice breaking operations with the original intent of the Revenue Cutter Service – to utilize ice breaking primarily in Alaska and in support of other traditional missions.

Healy breaks path to Nome

CGC Healy breaks ice for Russian tanker

UPDATE: Video of the ships breaking through the ice is available on YouTube and in the Coast Guard Visual Information Gallery. The Coast Guard Cutter Healy escorts the Russian-flagged tanker vessel Renda 250 miles south of Nome, Alaska, Jan. 6, 2012. The vessels are transiting through ice up to five-feet thick in this area. U.S.

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Polar Sea departs on BEST science mission

Later today, the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, one of the world’s most powerful non-nuclear icebreakers, will depart Seattle for a two-month cruise in support of the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study (or BEST). The BEST cruise is part of a six-year study supported by the National Science Foundation and the North Pacific Research Board examining

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