Seattle-based Coast Guard Polar icebreaker returns home following Antarctic mission

Seattle-based Coast Guard Polar icebreaker returns home following Antarctic mission
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, a 399-foot heavy icebreaker, is escorted by the crew of the Westrac II, a 73-foot towing vessel, as they moor to Pier 66 in Seattle, March 17, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross. SEATTLE — Families and friends welcomed home the crew of the Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, following a 107-day deployment...

Coast Guard Polar icebreaker to return home following Antarctic mission

Coast Guard Polar icebreaker to return home following Antarctic mission
SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is returning home Friday from an expedition to Antarctica where they supported Operation Deep Freeze 2017, the U.S. military’s component of the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. Polar Star’s crew facilitated the annual resupply and refueling of two research stations, McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott South Pole, by escorting...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrives at McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrives at McMurdo Station, Antarctica
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star operates near two seals off the shore of Antarctica, Jan. 16, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley. MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica – The crew of the 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 Antarctic ice...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy reaches North Pole during historic expedition

Coast Guard Cutter Healy reaches North Pole during historic expedition
The crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the Geotraces science team have their portrait taken at the North Pole Sept. 7, 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) ARCTIC OCEAN — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, homeported in Seattle, arrived at the North Pole Sept. 5, 2015, becoming the first U.S. surface ship to do so unaccompanied. This is also only the fourth...

Coast Guard icebreaker rescues man aboard sailboat trapped in Arctic ice

Coast Guard icebreaker rescues man aboard sailboat trapped in Arctic ice
JUNEAU, Alaska — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a polar icebreaker, rescued a man aboard a sailboat trapped in Arctic ice approximately 40 miles northeast of Barrow, Saturday. The crew of the Healy broke a 12 mile path through the Arctic ice with the sailboat, Altan Girl, in tow and led it to open water. The Healy crew conducted a safety inspection of the mariner’s vessel to ensure...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy returns home after 117 days underway

Coast Guard Cutter Healy returns home after 117 days underway
SEATTLE – The Coast Guard Cutter Healy moored in Seattle Tuesday afternoon after completing 117 days underway for operations in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea, and Arctic Ocean. During that time, Healy’ crew of 88 successfully conducted three science missions and one Coast Guard mission to further the nation’s scientific knowledge of the Arctic. The first science mission was a multidisciplinary...

Coast Guard Cutter Healy visits Seward, Alaska

Coast Guard Cutter Healy visits Seward, Alaska
SEWARD, Alaska — The Coast Guard Cutter Healy was moored in Seward Friday after completing 71 days of operations in the Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean. While in Seward, the Healy will be open for tours on Sept. 26 and 27 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.The public and press are welcome to attend. All children must be accompanied by an adult and no pets are allowed aboard the cutter....

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).