The sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912, was the force that established the International Ice Patrol. We’ll take a look at the IIP’s 104-year history and the mission of monitoring iceberg danger in the North Atlantic Ocean and providing relevant iceberg warning products to the maritime community.
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Click on the above image to see a video about the International Ice Patrol. Video courtesy of ITV Meridian. Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie for Coast Guard Northeast. The Coast Guard enters its 99th year of patrolling the North Atlantic region, marking positions of icebergs much like the one that sank the
Click the above image to see a video of Petty Officer 2nd Class Cliffton Hendry and the International Ice Patrol in action. Joint Hometown News video by Scott Williams. It was noon on April 10, 1912, when RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage. Called “unsinkable” by its builders, Titanic struck
1. When was the International Ice Patrol formed? Shipping areas in the North Atlantic have always been hazardous to navigate. The hazards of the North Atlantic captured global attention in April 1912 when the RMS Titanic sank after it struck an iceberg. The incident prompted maritime nations with ships transiting the Grand Banks off Newfoundland,
A Coast Guard airplane flies over an iceberg during a reconnaissance flight. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Written by the International Ice Patrol. Icebergs, bergy bits or growlers. Whatever you call them, these massive chunks of ice – some the size of a small country – all pose a threat for ships transiting the North Atlantic.