Tag: Icebreaking

Below Zero Kick Off – Coast Guard’s Cold Weather Operations

January and February are the most common coldest months throughout the nation. It’s a time when many Coast Guard units participate in domestic icebreaking and ice rescues. During this month-long campaign, we want to stress cold weather safety for those who may be near water or ice with the help of our National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and International Ice Patrol partners as well as various Coast Guard units.

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.

2012 Videos of the Year: Mission to Nome

Mission to Nome featured image

The first video finalist to start things off showcases the historic mission by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, after escorting the Russian tanker vessel Renda through more than 300 miles of ice to provide critical fuel to the isolated city of Nome, Alaska. The 2012 Videos of the Year begins today, with voting open through Jan. 4, 2013.

Operation Taconite

CGC Mobile Bay

The 140-foot Mobile Bay is unique in that it is one of nine cutters in the Coast Guard’s Bay class of icebreaking tugs, capable of continuously breaking approximately two feet of solid, plate ice. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Bryan Estell. When we last checked in with Coast Guard Cutter Mobile Bay they were

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