Petty Officer Kenny Cook, a boatswain’s mate aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, gives a first-hand account of life aboard the Coast Guard’s largest icebreaker.
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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.
A crewmember aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cleat watches as its small boat departs the ship for a patrol on the Potomac River. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary photo by Joseph P. Cirone. What do our fans want to read more about? Recently one of our readers, Dan Hamilton, sent us an email wanting to know
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.
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