Icebreaker


Saturday, April 1, 2023
CNO Gilday Congress
Navy

Top Navy Admiral Says No To Icebreakers

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) As tensions rise in the Arctic with Russia and China expanding their presence, Congresswoman Betty McCollum – ranking

16 hours ago
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Monday, March 27, 2023
Shipbuilding

Canada’s Davie Eyes Arctic Shipbuilding Expansion with Helsinki Shipyard

Québec-based Chantier Davie Canada Inc. (Davie) has announced exercising its exclusive option to purchase the assets of Finland’s Helsinki Shipyard Oy

March 27, 2023
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Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Shipbuilding

Putin Touts Russia’s ‘Arctic power’ with Launch of Nuclear Icebreakers

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday touted Russia’s Arctic power at a flag-raising ceremony and

November 22, 2022
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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Defense

Canadian Coast Guard Takes Delivery of Third Converted Medium Icebreaker

The Canadian Coast Guard has taken delivery of its third medium icebreaker which it acquired secondhand from the commercial market in 2018. The icebreaker,

October 18, 2022
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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Shipping

U.S. Icebreaker Marks Third Visit to the North Pole

The United States’ only medium icebreaker has marked its third visit to the top of the world. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) reached the

October 6, 2022
Total Views: 2704

Sunday, April 10, 2022
Environment

The Icebreaker That Found The Endurance Is Vital For Climate Science

by Sarah Fawcett– (The Conversation)-It was 1914 when the English explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail on his Imperial Trans-Antarctic

April 10, 2022
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Sunday, March 27, 2022
uscgc glacier
Environment

Science Fiction Guide To Keeping Doomsday Glacier Hanging On May Be Within Our Technological Capabilities

By Kim Stanley Robinson(Bloomberg) –Do you like going to the beach? Too bad. They’re all doomed. I say this because beaches are by their nature

March 27, 2022
Total Views: 7034

Monday, March 7, 2022
USCG

46 Year Old Icebreaker Breaks World Record

The US Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star reached a position of 78 degrees, 44 minutes, 1.32 seconds south latitude in February holding a distance of

March 7, 2022
Total Views: 13420

Monday, February 14, 2022
Coast Guard Ice Pilot Lauren Kowalski
USCG

Icebreakers: Meet The First In A New Generation Of US Coast Guard Ice Pilots

As tensions with Russia heat up, the United States will need to recapitalize its broken fleet of heavy icebreakers but central to that mission is recruiting

February 14, 2022
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Monday, January 3, 2022
Defense

Halter Marine Awarded Contract for Second Polar Security Cutter Icebreaker for U.S. Coast Guard

Pascagoula, Mississippi-based Halter Marine has been awarded the contract for the construction of the second U.S. Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (PSC).

January 3, 2022
Total Views: 6888

Saturday, November 20, 2021
USCG

Welcome Home U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy

The crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) approach the pier at Base Seattle Saturday, Nov. 20, after completing a 22,000-mile, 133-day deployment

November 20, 2021
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Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Defense

‘Great News’ For Great Lakes as House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Approves $1 Billion for U.S. Coast Guard Infrastructure, Heavy Icebreaker

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday approved $1 billion for U.S. Coast Guard shore side infrastructure nationwide and $350

September 15, 2021
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Tuesday, September 7, 2021
RSV Nuyina
Defense

Australia’s New Antarctic Research Icebreaker Sailing Home After Delivery

Australia’s high-advanced new Antarctic icebreaker ‘Nuyina’ is underway on its 24,000km (13,000 nautical mile) maiden voyage home to Tasmania

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 4891

Friday, September 3, 2021
A Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker escorts ships on the Northern Sea Route, July 14 2016
Shipbuilding

Russia To Build Its First LNG-Fuelled Icebreaker

MOSCOW, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Metals miner Nornickel said it will participate in the design and building of Russia’s first dual-fuel liquefied natural

September 3, 2021
Total Views: 1290

Friday, July 23, 2021
Shipping

Russia Shows Renewed Interest in LNG-Powered Icebreakers

By Gleb Stolyarov ST PETERSBURG, July 23 (Reuters) – Russia plans to build its first batch of icebreakers that are powered by liquified natural gas,

July 23, 2021
Total Views: 1245

Thursday, May 6, 2021
CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent
Shipbuilding

Canada Promises Two Arctic Icebreakers in Pre-Election Job Boost

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, May 6 (Reuters) – Canada on Thursday promised to build two Arctic ice breakers and create hundreds of jobs in two politically

May 6, 2021
Total Views: 1879

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
mpv everest
Accidents

Australian Antarctic Resupply Ship Suffers Engine Room Fire Over 1,400 Miles from Home

An Antarctic resupply vessel chartered by the Australian government suffered a fire in one of its two engine rooms while returning from a mission to the frozen

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 6048

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Lake Superior Ice-breaker
NOAA

Great Lakes Ice Coverage Is The Smallest In Decades

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. rang in the new year with an unusually mild January 2021 that tied with 1923 for the ninth-warmest January on record. The

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 4310

Monday, December 7, 2020
Defense

The United States’ Only Heavy Icebreaker Heads North to the Arctic

The nation’s only heavy icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, departed Seattle on Friday for its month-long deployment to the Arctic. While there the vessel

December 7, 2020
Total Views: 5891

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
uscgc polar star
Defense

McMurdo Resupply Canceled – US’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Will Go North Instead

This year the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, will not deploy to Antarctica to resupply McMurdo station this year

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 933