Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star navigates around icebergs, through heavy snow to reach vessel

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star navigates around icebergs, through heavy snow to reach vessel
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A U.S. Coast Guard crew is en route to assist a 207-foot fishing vessel with 26 people aboard beset in ice approximately 900 miles northeast of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is attempting to reach the crew of an Australian-flagged fishing vessel, Antarctic Chieftain, who contacted Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand Tuesday evening for...