Engine troubles sideline Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday an unexpected engine casualty aboard Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, one of the service’s three polar icebreakers, will prohibit the icebreaker from getting underway for its fall 2010 Coast Guard Arctic patrol and will most likely keep the cutter from providing standby capability for Operation Deep Freeze to support the resupply of McMurdo Station,...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star to be Reactivated

SEATTLE — Coast Guard Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant, will announce the reactivation of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star on Wednesday March 10.  The Polar Star is a Coast Guard Heavy Icebreaker. Commissioned in 1976, the ship was built by Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company of Seattle, Washington along with her sister ship, Polar Sea.

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star change of command Friday

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star will hold a change of command ceremony for Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth Stuber today at 2 p.m., at Pier 36 here. Stuber will hand over command to Chief Warrant Officer John Phillips III who’s most recent assignment was as the Officer in Charge of Aids to Navigation Team, Key West, Fla. Stuber reported for duty on the Polar Star as a first lieutenant...