Helping Hands: Coast Guard Auxiliarists assist Polar Star’s galley

Helping Hands: Coast Guard Auxiliarists assist Polar Star’s galley
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists Samantha Logue (left), Miranda Henry (middle) and Lisa Hickman (right) stand in front of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10)’s galley emblem while underway in Antarctica. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) The galley is the backbone of a working ship. U.S. Coast Guard culinary specialists are the unsung heroes of any cutter....

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker returns after Antarctic deployment

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker returns after Antarctic deployment
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) passes Alcatraz as the cutter transits the San Francisco Bay, April 4, 2022.  Photo by Sachiko Itagaki. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The 140-member crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) returned to the United States and entered dry dock Friday after completing a 147-day deployment in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and national interests...

Polar Star reaches southernmost navigable waters on Earth

Polar Star reaches southernmost navigable waters on Earth
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) transits away from the ice shelf near the Bay of Whales, Antarctica, Feb. 17, 2022. Polar Star navigated to the Southernmost navigable seas and entered uncharted waters, reaching the edge of the ice shelf. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica — U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) reached...

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker arrives in Antarctica

Nation's sole heavy icebreaker arrives in Antarctica
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) moors up to the ice pier at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Feb. 7, 2022. Polar Star arrived to McMurdo after an 86-day transit from the United States and broke a 37-mile-long channel from the ice’s edge. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica – The 157 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter...

America’s only heavy icebreaker departs Seattle homeport Saturday

America's only heavy icebreaker departs Seattle homeport Saturday
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star makes the final approach to moorings at Base Seattle, Wednesday, March 25. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Michael Clark) SEATTLE — The United States’ only heavy icebreaker, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10), is scheduled to depart its homeport in Seattle Saturday. This annual journey to Antarctica is conducted in support of Operation Deep Freeze,...

U.S., Canadian crews conduct joint training exercise

U.S., Canadian crews conduct joint training exercise
Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) Executive Officer Cmdr. Jessica Worst observes Canadian coast guard ship Amundsen transit alongside Healy during a passing exercise near Resolute, Nunavut, Canada on Sept. 6, 2021.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer First Class Michael Underwood. ALAMEDA — The Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s (WAGB 20) crew conducted a search-and-rescue exercise and professional...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star Returns from Arctic Deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star Returns from Arctic Deployment
Family members watch as U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star [WAGB 10] arrives back to its homeport in Seattle on Feb. 20, 2021.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier)SEATTLE – The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) returned to its homeport in Seattle Saturday following a months-long Arctic deployment to defend the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security throughout the...

Polar Star conducts research, collects valuable high-latitude data

Polar Star conducts research, collects valuable high-latitude data
JUNEAU, Alaska – U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star transits the Gastineau Channel to moor up in Juneau, Alaska, on Feb. 12, 2021, as the crew nears the end of their months-long Arctic deployment. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Petty Officer Kip Wadlow. JUNEAU, Alaska — The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived in Juneau, Friday, for a logistics stop as the crew...

Coast Guard, Russian Border Guard patrol maritime boundary line

Coast Guard, Russian Border Guard patrol maritime boundary line
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew and a Russian aircraft crew patrolled the Bering Sea maritime boundary line between Russia and the United States in mid-January. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham.) JUNEAU, Alaska – Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew and a Russian aircraft crew patrolled the Bering Sea maritime boundary line between Russia and the United States in...