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Reprieve for icebreaker Polar Sea

...scrap the Seattle-based icebreaker Polar Sea this year.Coast Guard Commandant...the senators said Friday."The Polar Sea's hull is still in sound condition...be a six-month respite for the Polar Sea, I will use this period to work...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-06-17/reprieve-icebreaker-polar-sea
State
On board the Polar Sea

...the ship layout and what life is like underway," she said. With up to 75,000 horsepower, the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea is the world's most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker, according to the Coast Guard. It just completed a 100-day...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111909/loc_524669387.shtml
My Turn: New definition for military 'Dereliction of Duty'

...launched in 1979 shows that there has been a reduction in polar sea ice by 10 percent. (Total polar ice - land and sea...a much smaller percent and current May 2015 data show polar sea ice some 5 percent greater than the post-1979 average...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-27/my-turn-new-definition-military-derel
Opinion
Juneau's generosity is what I'm thankful for

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea pulled into Juneau on Wednesday, and the following morning...eggs and served up each plate as exactly as ordered. The Polar Sea crew painted, organized the freezer, completed other...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112209/opi_527626780.shtml
Empire Editorial: Our need for more icebreakers keeps getting cold shoulder

...has only two active icebreakers: the medium icebreaker Healy and the Polar Star. The Polar Star's sister ship, the Polar Sea, needs $100 million in repairs before it can leave dock, and building another heavy icebreaker would take about 10...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-18/empire-editorial-our-need-more-icebre
Opinion
Nations jockey for Arctic position

...scientific expeditions, and two heavy icebreakers, the Polar Sea and Polar Star.Both heavy icebreakers were built in...Washington and Alaska want Congress to rehabilitate the Polar Sea too."A half-century after racing the Russians to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-02/nations-jockey-arctic-position
State
State Department plans Arctic representative

...in their plans and investment and that non-Arctic nations also are looking at opportunities that come with diminished polar sea ice."The United States has never been last in a race to the future, but absent any visionary leadership and meaningful...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-16/state-department-plans-arctic-represent
State
Between strait and sea: Ottawa's Northwest Passage dilemma with implications for Alaska

...under full Canadian sovereignty. In 1986, following a controversial transit of the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker CGS Polar Sea, Ottawa, further, drew straight baselines around the Arctic Archipelago ? in effect, breathing legal life into...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-01/between-strait-and-sea-ottawas-northw
Opinion
Ship's motto: 'Break ice, drink beer'

...went out to watch the icebreaker Polar Sea cut a blue highway through the white...for the ship after Christmas, the Polar Sea was just a smudge of smoke anchored...front of town. Over and over the Polar Sea backed up in the channel it had already...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010701/Ope_Southern.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...went out to watch the icebreaker Polar Sea cut a blue highway through the white...for the ship after Christmas, the Polar Sea was just a smudge of smoke anchored...front of town. Over and over the Polar Sea backed up in the channel it had already...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010701/Ope_Southern.shtml

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