Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star stands down from Antarctic rescue

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star stands down from Antarctic rescue
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star was released by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority from search and rescue duties Jan. 7, following confirmation the Russian-Flagged Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese-Flagged Xue Long are free from the Antarctic ice due to a favorable change in wind conditions. The Coast Guard Pacific Area command center received confirmation from the...

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star to assist vessels in Antarctica

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star to assist vessels in Antarctica
ALAMEDA – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is responding to a Jan. 3rd request from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to assist the Russian-Flagged Akademik Shokalskiy and Chinese-Flagged Xue Long that are reportedly ice-bound in the Antarctic. The Russian and Chinese Governments have also requested assistance from the United States. Coast Guard Pacific Area Command Center received...