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100 years after Titanic, Ice Patrol ensures safety on the seas

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

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Shipmate of the Week – MST2 Cliffton Hendry

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

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Top 10 facts about the International Ice Patrol

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,

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2012 ice season starts today!

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.

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