This weeks ship photo of the week is of the USCGC Healy and the CCGS Louis S. St- Laurent side-by-side during last years expedition to map the artic seabed. Next week, the two icebreakers are set to rendezvous again in the Beaufort Sea before heading to western Arctic waters north of Alaska and the Yukon or as far north into the Canada Basin as the ice will allow.
The goal of this years 41 day mission is to determine just how far the North American continental shelf extends, but it won’t deal with a long-running dispute over a resource-rich part of the Beaufort Sea.
More reading on this can be found HERE and HERE
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