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Friday, July 12, 2024
CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent
Shipping

U.S. to Partner with Canada and Finland to Fix Icebreaker Program and Shipbuilding

By Malte Humpert (gCaptain) – The U.S. intends to create an Icebreaker Collaboration Effort (ICE) with Canada and Finland to overcome challenges of

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Vice Admiral Paul Thomas during Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee Hearing: Building the Fleet: Assessing the Department of Homeland Security’s Role in the United States Coast Guard’s Acquisitions Process, May 7, 2024.
Defense

Coast Guard to Start Polar Cutter Construction Before Finalizing Design, Despite Recommendation

By Malte Humpert (gCaptain) – A congressional hearing about the state of the Coast Guard’s Polar Security Cutter program revealed ongoing design

May 8, 2024
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Friday, May 3, 2024
Artist rendering of the Polar Security Cutter. Credit: Bollinger Shipyards
Defense

U.S. Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter Program Faces Substantial Cost Overrun and Delay Until 2029

By Malte Humpert (gCaptain) – The U.S. Coast Guard’s Polar Security Cutter program intended to renew the service’s aging icebreaker fleet continues

May 3, 2024
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Tuesday, March 5, 2024
The icebreaker Aiviq completing refuelling operations at Davis Research Station. Photo: Kirk Yatras via Australian Antarctic Division
Shipping

U.S. Coast Guard Looking to Acquire Commercial Icebreaker ‘Aiviq’

U.S. Coast Guard notice reveals the service is seeking to acquire the icebreaker Aiviq from a unit of Edison Chouest Offshore to help plug icebreaking

March 5, 2024
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Thursday, October 26, 2023
US Coast Guard’s Arctic Plan Opens Door to Acquiring Commercial Icebreakers
Defense

US Coast Guard’s Arctic Plan Opens Door to Acquiring Commercial Icebreakers

The U.S. Coast Guard unveiled its Arctic Strategic Outlook Implementation Plan on Thursday, outlining a series of initiatives aimed at promoting safety,

October 26, 2023
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Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Artist rendering of the Polar Security Cutter. Credit: Bollinger Shipyards
Defense

Bollinger Shipyards Cuts Steel on Polar Security Cutter Prototype

Bollinger Shipyards has begun cutting steel on the first of eight prototype modules that will become the foundation of the first U.S. Coast Guard Polar

August 9, 2023
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Thursday, July 13, 2023
US Coast Guard Deploys Icebreaker on Months-Long Mission to the Arctic
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US Coast Guard Deploys Icebreaker on Months-Long Mission to the Arctic

The U.S. Coast Guard deployed USCGC Healy, a 420-ft medium icebreaker, on a multiple-month mission to the Arctic from Seattle on Tuesday.  The Healy is set to

July 13, 2023
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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
Lack of Coast Guard Icebreakers Disrupts Shipping on Great Lakes, Says Task Force
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
Artist rendering of the Polar Security Cutter. Credit: Bollinger Shipyards
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
‘Great News’ For Great Lakes as House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Approves $1 Billion for U.S. Coast Guard Infrastructure, Heavy Icebreaker
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
VT Halter Marine Preparing Yard for Polar Security Cutter Construction
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
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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
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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Heading Home: U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy Suffers Fire Off Alaska
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
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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
MacGregor to Supply Deck and Cargo Equipment for USCG’s Polar Security Cutter
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
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
uscg polar star
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
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Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Coast Guard Icebreaker
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: 491

Friday, March 1, 2019
uscg icebreaker polar star
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: 978

Thursday, December 6, 2018
uscg icebreaker polar star
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
uscg icebreaker polar star
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
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