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...

Polar Star arrives in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for first visit since 2013

Polar Star arrives in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, for first visit since 2013
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), transits the Chukchi Sea, in the Arctic, at noon Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020.  U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham. BERING SEA – The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, Tuesday, for a logistics stop 30 days into a months-long Arctic deployment to protect the nation’s maritime...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star reaches record-breaking winter Arctic latitude

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star reaches record-breaking winter Arctic latitude
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) is underway in the Chukchi Sea, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at about 10:30 a.m. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham. CHUKCHI SEA — The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), the nation’s sole heavy icebreaker, traversed a historic winter latitude Friday during a months-long Arctic deployment to protect...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star develops next generation of Arctic leaders

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star develops next generation of Arctic leaders
The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is at anchor in Puget Sound Monday, December 7, 2020 ahead of the crew’s months-long deployment to the Arctic. U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer First Class Cynthia Oldham. Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Cynthia Oldham The Seattle-based Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s sole heavy icebreaker, is making its way north for the ship’s...

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker departs for Arctic deployment

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker departs for Arctic deployment
With Mt. Baker in the background, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) transits Puget Sound north of Seattle on Dec. 4, 2020.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) SEATTLE – The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departed Friday for a months-long deployment to the Arctic to protect the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security throughout the region. The...