Coast Guard Reactivates Polar Star

Seattle – The Coast Guard reactivated the 34 year-old Polar Class Icebreaker Polar Sea on Wednesday. The ship is scheduled to undergo an extensive overhaul at Todd Shipyard with the goal of being ready to put to sea in 2013.

In this video Adm. Thad W. Allen, Commandant of the Coast Guard, addresses the media aboard the Polar Star, as Lt. Cmdr. Jack W. Johnson the icebreaker’s Commanding Officer observes during the reactivation of the 34 year-old icebreaker.

Admiral Allen referenced the Coast Guard’s role as the nation’s principal federal maritime enforcement agency in the Arctic.



U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 3rd Class Tara Molle

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