Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew rescues 26 people trapped by Antarctic ice

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew rescues 26 people trapped by Antarctic ice
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A fishing vessel trapped in Antarctic ice 900-miles northeast of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, for nearly two weeks is free following an international rescue operation that ended successfully Sunday at approximately 8 p.m. The Australian-flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain was rescued by the 150-person crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star. The rescue operation spanned...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star frees vessel from Antarctic ice, tows it to open water

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star frees vessel from Antarctic ice, tows it to open water
ALAMEDA, Calif. – The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star freed the fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain Friday night that was beset in ice approximately 900 miles northwest of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. After meeting with the 207-foot fishing vessel, the crew of Polar Star took the Antarctic Chieftain in a stern tow. The vessels are surrounded by 12 to 15 feet thick ice covered with...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star on scene with fishing vessel that’s stuck in the ice

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star on scene with fishing vessel that's stuck in the ice
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A U.S. Coast Guard crew is on scene with the 207-foot fishing vessel that is beset in ice approximately 900 miles northeast of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. After traveling more than 430 miles, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star has reached the crew of the Australian-flagged fishing vessel, Antarctic Chieftain, who contacted Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand Tuesday...

U.S., New Zealand lead Antarctic rescue mission

U.S., New Zealand lead Antarctic rescue mission
ALAMEDA, Calif. – A U.S. Coast Guard cutter is responding to a 207-foot fishing vessel with 27 people aboard beset in ice approximately 900 miles northeast of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. The Australian-flagged fishing vessel, Antarctic Chieftain, contacted Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand after becoming beset in ice. The vessel suffered damage to three of its four propellers...