Coast Guard icebreaker to depart for summer research mission

Coast Guard icebreaker to depart for summer research mission
SEATTLE — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Healy will depart Tuesday from its homeport at Pier 36 for a four-month deployment to the Arctic Ocean to carry out scientific research. The Healy crew will primarily conduct three missions focusing on the biology, chemistry, geology and physics of the Arctic Ocean and its ecosystems, as well as perform multi-beam sonar mapping of the Extended Continental...

U.S. To Commence Homeland Security Patrols in the Arctic

JUNEAU, Alaska — Reminiscent of the 19th Century Revenue Cutter Bering Sea patrols, this month the Coast Guard is extending High Endurance cutter operations from the Bering Sea into the Chukchi Sea, the Beaufort Sea, and the Arctic Ocean. This operation supports the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to extend maritime safety and security to the Arctic region in the face of retreating...