The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Geotraces science team have their portrait taken at the North Pole Sept. 7, 2015.
Healy reached the pole on September 5, 2015, becoming the first U.S. surface vessel to do so unaccompanied. Healy is underway in support of Geotraces, an international scientific endeavor to study the geochemistry of the world’s oceans.
The accomplishment comes a week after President Obama called for a new heavy icebreaker to patrol U.S. arctic by 2020.
U.S. Coast Guard Photo