International Ice Patrol opens annual ice season

International Ice Patrol opens annual ice season
A Coast Guard International Ice Patrol team conducts initial ice patrols for the 2015 ice season on Feb. 10, 2015.BOSTON – The U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol opened the annual ice season February 3 to detect and track icebergs in the North Atlantic Ocean. The IIP deployed its first Ice Reconnaissance Detachment (IRD) to Newfoundland, Canada, to meet with Canadian partners and to conduct...

Coast Guard reflects on Titanic anniversary

Coast Guard reflects on Titanic anniversary
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Members of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol reflected on the sinking of the RMS Titanic and the importance of their mission during a ceremony held in New London, Conn., today. The annual ceremony serves as a way to remember and honor those who lost their lives during the Titanic’s maiden voyage, which ended tragically on the evening of April 14, 1912, when the...

International Ice Patrol Opens 2014 Ice Season

International Ice Patrol Opens 2014 Ice Season
New London, Conn. – The U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol (IIP) is scheduled to take over responsibility Wednesday for issuing daily iceberg warnings for the North Atlantic Ocean from the Canadian Ice Service under the North American Ice Service (NAIS) collaboration marking the beginning of the 2014 Ice Season. In early February, the IIP will deploy the first ice reconnaissance detachment...

Coast Guard International Ice Patrol holds change of command ceremony

Coast Guard International Ice Patrol holds change of command ceremony
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Cmdr. Gabrielle McGrath relieved Cmdr. Lisa Mack as commander of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol in a change-of-command ceremony at The University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus, today. Rear Admiral Daniel Abel, Coast Guard 1st District Commander, Boston, presided over the ceremony, a time-honored tradition that formally restates to the officers and personnel...

Coast Guard International Ice Patrol to hold change-of-command ceremony

Coast Guard International Ice Patrol to hold change-of-command ceremony
GROTON, Conn. – Cmdr. Gabrielle McGrath is scheduled to relieve Cmdr. Lisa Mack as commanding officer of the U.S. Coast Guard International Ice Patrol in a change-of-command ceremony at the University of Connecticut Avery Point Campus, Thursday, at 2 p.m. Rear Adm. Daniel Abel, Coast Guard First District commander, Boston, will preside over the change-of-command ceremony. The change-of-command ceremony...