Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Coast Guard Icebreaker

VT Halter Reveals New Coast Guard Icebreaker Details

Mississippi-based shipbuilder VT Halter Marine has provided new details on the $745 million contract for the design and construction of the United States’

May 8, 2019
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star supports Operation Deep Freeze 2018

VT Halter Marine Wins $745 Million Icebreaker Contract

Yesterday, the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., Pascagoula, Mississippi, a contract for the Detail Design and Construction of the

April 24, 2019
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Friday, March 1, 2019
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FIRE IN ANTARCTIC OCEAN Aboard USCG’s Last Heavy Icebreaker

The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star fought a fire at approximately 9 p.m. PST Feb. 10 that broke out in the ship’s incinerator

March 1, 2019
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Monday, September 24, 2018
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Maritime News

Damen Floats Australian Icebreaker ‘Nuyina’

Dutch shipbuilding group Damen has announced the successful float-out of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina currently under construction at

September 24, 2018
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

You Know About Harbor Pilots But WTF Is An Ice Pilot?

By Nick Ameen (USCG) Each year when the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visits Antarctica, its crew faces a unique challenge. Creating a navigable channel

April 7, 2018
Total Views: 418

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Maritime News

Timelapse Video: Icebreaking LNG Carrier ‘Eduard Toll’ Transits the Northern Sea Route

Shortly after its official delivery last month, Teekay’s new icebreaking LNG carrier Eduard Toll made its way to complete both its first

February 13, 2018
Total Views: 130

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Maritime News

Arctech Helsinki Delivers Fourth and Final Multi-Functional Icebreaker to Russia’s SCF Group

Finland’s Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has delivered the fourth icebreaker in a four-vessel series for Russian shipping company SCF Group (Sovcomflot). The

February 7, 2018
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Friday, February 2, 2018
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U.S., Canadian Coast Guard Renew to Icebreaking Partnership on Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway

The U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard have renewed an icebreaking partnership in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway marine transportation system with the

February 2, 2018
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Friday, January 26, 2018
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Maritime News

First LNG Carrier to Hold Ice Class 1A Super Notation Named in Finland

The first LNG carrier to hold Ice Class 1A classification was named this week in Finland. The naming ceremony for the Coral EngergICE took place at the Port of

January 26, 2018
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Friday, December 22, 2017
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Heavy Icebreaker USCGC ‘Polar Star’ Departs Honolulu on Annual Resupply Mission to Antarctica

 The United States’ only heavy icebreaker departed Honolulu on Friday bound for Antarctica as part of annual resupply mission for the U.S. Antarctic

December 22, 2017
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Thursday, March 2, 2017

WATCH: Canada’s Icebreaking Hovercraft Sipu Muin

The CCGS Sipu Muin is a powerful, heavy hovercraft that is used for icebreaking on hard-to-access areas along the St. Lawrence River where conventional

March 2, 2017
Total Views: 259

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Russian Vessel Convoy Beset in Ice in Northeast Passage

A Russian convoy of two bulk carriers and two icebreakers are stuck in ice in part of the Northeast Passage off northern Russia.  The two bulk carriers,

January 19, 2017
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Monday, December 19, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Coast Guard Kicks Off Great Lakes Ice-Breaking Operation

The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday kicked off its annual icebreaking operation in the Western Great Lakes after a cold arctic blast caused developing ice

December 19, 2016
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016
US Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy Gangway

Modern Cartographers Breaking Arctic Ice

by Lauren Steenson (USCG) Modern day explorers from Arctic nations  are setting their sights north to map the seabed and establish sovereign rights to

November 30, 2016
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
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World’s First LNG-Powered Icebreaker Enters Service in Baltic Sea

The world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker entered service Tuesday commencing a contract with the Finnish Transport

November 1, 2016
Total Views: 164

Friday, October 14, 2016

WATCH: Tour the World’s First LNG-Powered Icebreaker

The world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker, Polaris, was delivered by Arctech Helsinki to the Finnish Government in September. The ship is designed to

October 14, 2016
Total Views: 60

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Maritime News

Arctech Helsinki Delivers World’s First LNG-Powered Icebreaker to Finnish Government

Finnish shipbuilder Arctech Helsinki Shipyard has delivered the most world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker to the Finnish government. The shipyard

September 28, 2016
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Saturday, August 20, 2016
US Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy Gangway

From The Deck Of An Icebreaker – First Hand Account Of Life Aboard the USCGC Healy

by Ken Cook (USCG) At 420 feet long and 82 feet wide, the Coast Guard Cutter Healy is the Coast Guard’s largest cutter. Onboard you’ll find an impressive

August 20, 2016
Total Views: 289

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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U.S. Shipbuilders: Shipyards Capable of Building Next Generation of Polar Icebreakers

In testimony before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Matthew Paxton, President of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA)

July 12, 2016
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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Ship Photos of the Day – World’s First LNG-Powered Icebreaker ‘Polaris’

The world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker left the Arctech Helsinki Shipyard in Finland on its first set of sea trials last month to test the

May 12, 2016
Total Views: 94