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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...
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 a six-month respite for the Polar Sea, I will use this period to work...
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...
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...
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...
On return trek from the Arctic, heavy ice breaker stops in Juneau

...six years. (The other heavy icebreaker and sister ship Polar Sea had engine issues in 2007, which left only the medium...upgrades while it was laid off. However, due to the Polar Sea's engine problems in 2007, that meant no heavy breakers...
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...
Engine problems sideline Coast Guard icebreaker

...diesel engines of the 32-year-old Polar Sea revealed premature excessive wear...Alaska's coast. "Additionally Polar Sea was to provide critical search announcement. The 399-foot Polar Sea was commissioned in 1977 with scheduled...
My Turn: US icebreaking program - where have all the big thinkers gone?

...program to where the Coast Guard cutter Polar Sea will be decommissioned Sept. 29...after being laid up since 2006. Polar Sea and Polar Star were once the most...policies, resulting in atrophy of Polar Sea and Polar Star. NSF cultural disdain...
State Department plans Arctic representative 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...


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