Video: USCGC Healy visits the Arctic

By Vessels

In the latest video published by the U.S. Coast Guard/ Lt. Anastacia Visneski, you will hear Capt. Jason Hamilton, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20), talking about the this year's missions of the cutter in the Arctic.

Video: USCG/ Lt. Anastacia Visneski

Having been constructed by Avondale Industries in New Orleans, Louisiana, the USCGC Healy was spectacularly launched on November 15, 1997. During the ceremony, a bigger than expected wave of muddy water and debris, created by the launch, hit a viewing stand injuring 20 people.

The USCG research icebreaker is classified as a medium one and was named after the US Revenue Cutter Service Captain Michael A. Healy. USCGC Healy was commissioned in 1999.