Monday, February 22, 2021
Defense

USCGC Polar Star Returns from Arctic Deployment -Photos

The USCGC Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, returned to its homeport in Seattle on Saturday after a months-long deployment to the Arctic. The season’s deployment marked a departure...

February 22, 2021
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Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Shipping

USCGC Polar Star Visits Dutch Harbor for First Time Since 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard’s sole polar icebreaker, USCGC Polar Star, has arrived in Dutch Harbor, Alaska as part of its unusual Arctic deployment. The logistics stop comes 30 days into...

January 6, 2021
Total Views: 3794

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 and its crew will “protect the...

December 7, 2020
Total Views: 5877

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

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 Coast Guard’s lead Polar Security...

April 24, 2019
Total Views: 208

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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Maritime News

United States’ Only Heavy Icebreaker Returns Home from Casualty-Ridden Antarctic Deployment

The United States’ only heavy icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, returned to its homeport of Seattle on Monday following a 105-day casualty-ridden deployment to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep...

March 12, 2019
Total Views: 120

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 room about...

March 1, 2019
Total Views: 95

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 Antarctica. Despite these challenges, however, the USCGC Polar Star completed its...

February 7, 2018
Total Views: 79

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 Program (USAP). During the mission, known as...

December 22, 2017
Total Views: 23

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Maritime News

Ship Photos: U.S. Icebreaker ‘Polar Star’ Reaches McMurdo Station, Antarctica

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station Tuesday after cutting a resupply channel through more than 60 miles of...

January 24, 2017
Total Views: 83

Monday, March 16, 2015
Maritime News

Watch: Antarctic Dive Ops with USCGC Polar Star

Members of the military dive team assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker Polar Star, inspect the cutter’s propellers while it is hove-to in the ice in the Ross...

March 16, 2015
Total Views: 17

Thursday, March 12, 2015
News

Video: USCGC Polar Star Rescues Australian Fishing Vessel from Antarctic Ice

New video just released by the U.S. Coast Guard showing the rescue of 26 fishermen trapped in Antarctic ice back in mid-February.

March 12, 2015
Total Views: 11

Sunday, February 15, 2015
News

USCG Icebreaker Frees Fishing Vessel Near Antarctica [PHOTOS]

The crew of the USCGC Polar Star freed an Australian fishing vessel from thick pack ice Friday night approximately 900 miles northwest of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.

February 15, 2015
Total Views: 13

Friday, February 13, 2015
Maritime News

USCGC Polar Star Battles Snow, Icebergs to Reach Stranded Fishing Vessel Off Antartica

The U.S. Coast Guard sole heavy icebreaker is continuing to respond to a 207-foot fishing vessel stuck in ice off Antarctica, battling snow, wind, large icebergs, and heavy pack ice to reach the stranded vessel and crew.

February 13, 2015
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
News

USCG Icebreaker ‘Polar Star’ Sent to Rescue Vessel Stuck in Ice Off Antarctica

The U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker USCGC Polar Star’ has been called on to respond to a 207-foot fishing vessel with 27 people aboard that is stuck in thick ice...

February 11, 2015
Total Views: 14

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
News

U.S. Polar Icebreaker Returns From Antarctic Deployment

The U.S. Coast Guard's sole heavy icebreaker, USCGC Polar Star, is set to return to her homeport of Seattle on Friday from the ship's first deployment to Antarctica since the completion of a major overhaul.

March 19, 2014
Total Views: 12