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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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Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Shipping

Lack of Coast Guard Icebreakers Disrupts Shipping on Great Lakes, Says Task Force

A lack of U.S. Coast Guard icebreaking assets has delayed cargoes this season on the Great Lakes despite a relatively mild and delayed onset of winter in the

February 2, 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
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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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Thursday, January 7, 2021
Shipbuilding

VT Halter Marine Preparing Yard for Polar Security Cutter Construction

Mississippi-based VT Halter Marine is in the process of getting its Pascagoula yard ready for the construction of the Coast Guard’s next-generation

January 7, 2021
Total Views: 4335

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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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: 909

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Defense

Heading Home: U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy Suffers Fire Off Alaska

The United States’ only medium icebreaker USCGC Healy has suffered a fire and propulsion failure while en route to the Arctic. The U.S. Coast Guard

August 26, 2020
Total Views: 469

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Defense

MacGregor to Supply Deck and Cargo Equipment for USCG’s Polar Security Cutter

MacGregor has been awarded the contract to supply the deck machinery and cargo handling equipment for the US Coast Guard’s next-generation Polar Security

March 4, 2020
Total Views: 120

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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Defense

Melting Ice Caps Are a National Security Crisis: James Stavridis

By James Stavridis (Bloomberg Opinion) — I spent much of my life in the U.S. Navy, including nearly 11 years on the deep ocean day-to-day, out of sight

May 14, 2019
Total Views: 75

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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Defense

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
Total Views: 393

Friday, March 1, 2019
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Defense

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
Total Views: 146

Thursday, December 6, 2018
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Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Optimistic About Icebreaker Funding

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – The United States may soon get funding for a new heavy icebreaker ship, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard

December 6, 2018
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Defense

GAO Identifies Multiple Risks Facing $9.8 Billion Polar Icebreaker Program

The U.S. government’s $9.8 billion polar icebreaker program is facing risks across multiple key areas which still need to be address before resources are

September 19, 2018
Total Views: 61

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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Defense

Bollinger Would Build New Coast Guard Icebreakers in Tampa

Bollinger Shipyards says it will build the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreakers at its facilities in Tampa, Florida if it is eventually selected as the main

July 10, 2018
Total Views: 120

Saturday, April 7, 2018
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Defense

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: 265

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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Defense

U.S. Navy Releases Proposal Request for Coast Guard’s New Heavy Polar Icebreaker

The U.S. Navy, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard, has released a request for proposal for the advance procurement and detail design work for the

March 6, 2018
Total Views: 30

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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Defense

America’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Experienced Flooding, Engine Failure During Annual Antarctic Supply Mission

The United States’ only operational heavy icebreaker suffered both flooding and engine failure during this year’s icebreaking mission to

February 7, 2018
Total Views: 110

Friday, December 22, 2017
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Defense

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
Total Views: 49

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Defense

Report Says U.S. Needs to Build Four New Heavy Polar Icebreakers

New Report Recommends Construction of Four New Polar Icebreakers of the Same Design as the Lowest-Cost Strategy for Protecting U.S. Interests in Arctic and

July 11, 2017
Total Views: 10

Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Awards Heavy Polar Icebreaker Contracts

The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday awarded five firm fixed-price contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis. The contracts were awarded to

February 23, 2017
Total Views: 74