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US Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star reaches record-breaking winter Arctic latitude

The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), the nation’s sole heavy icebreaker, traversed a historic winter latitude Friday during a months-long Arctic deployment to protect the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security throughout …
Jan 1, 2021 / Vessels

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter heavy icebreaker Polar Star to deploy to the Arctic this winter

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) will deploy to the Arctic this winter to help protect the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security in the region.The United States is an Arctic nation, and the Coast Guard has served as the lead …
Oct 30, 2020 / Vessels

Fire breaks out on Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star 650 miles north of Antarctica

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 650 miles north of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.After initial response efforts using four …
Mar 1, 2019 / Accidents

US Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica

The 150 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived Thursday in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during Operation Deep Freeze – a joint military service mission to resupply U.S. interests in Antarctica.Homeported in Seattle, …
Jan 18, 2019 / Vessels