Engine troubles sideline Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday an unexpected engine casualty aboard Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, one of the service’s three polar icebreakers, will prohibit the icebreaker from getting underway for its fall 2010 Coast Guard Arctic patrol and will most likely keep the cutter from providing standby capability for Operation Deep Freeze to support the resupply of McMurdo Station,...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea returns from Bering Sea Ecosystem Science Cruise

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea will return to its homeport here after a two-month deployment in the Bering Sea, Friday at 4 p.m.

Polar Sea Scheduled for Victoria Port Call on Tuesday

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea is scheduled for a port call to Victoria, Tuesday, before returning to homeport here.

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea stops in Kodiak to embark scientists for Bering Sea Ecosystem Study

KODIAK, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, one of the world’s most powerful non-nuclear icebreakers, homeported in Seattle, will arrive and moor at the city pier in Kodiak Thursday. The stop is to embark scientists as part of a two-month deployment in support of the Bering Sea Ecosystem Study (BEST).

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea returns from Arctic deployment

SEATTLE – The crew aboard Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea is scheduled to return to their homeport here Thursday, after a three-month Arctic deployment.

World’s most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker to arrive in Juneau on Wednesday

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, the world’s most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker, will moor at the South Franklin Pier in Juneau Wednesday and is scheduled to open for public tours Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The ice breaking polar bear study

by Petty Officer 3rd Class Pamela Manns googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); A man holding a rifle leans out of the flying helicopter and takes aim at a running polar bear. His tranquillizer dart hits the bear in the muscle between her shoulder blades. The bear slows her run, staggers, and collapses on the ground. Two more well placed shots...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea departs the Arctic Ocean

JUNEAU, Alaska – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, home ported in Seattle, concluded operations in the Arctic Ocean this week and was awarded the Arctic Service Medal for operating north of 60 degrees north latitude for 21 consecutive days.

Polar Sea Receives Operational Readiness Award

SEATTLE — The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, homeported here, was awarded the Operational Readiness “E” Award June 5, 2008, for excellent performance during Tailored Annual Cutter Training (TACT) during March 3-14, 2008. The Operational Readiness Award is given to the ship that excels during the rigorous six week training cycle. Polar Sea earned scores of 80-100 percent...