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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 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...
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...
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...
Navy breaks down ice camp

ANCHORAGE - Cracks in polar sea ice north of Alaska will force the closing of an ice camp supporting a Navy submarine exercise, the Navy announced Monday.Ice...
Coast Guard honors Fran Ulmer at ceremony

...designed to crash through more than 20 feet of sea ice. The other heavy ice breaker in the fleet, the 1970s-vintage Polar Sea, has been out of service since an engine failure.The USCG Healy, commissioned in 1999, is an icebreaker designed...
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...
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...
Polar Star seeks ice north of the Arctic Circle

...heavy-duty icebreakers. The other is the Polar Sea. The Coast Guard last June postponed plans to scrap the Polar Sea to give the Obama administration...crush ice about 5 feet thick. The Polar Sea is designed to break through ice...


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