Coast Guard Pilots Find Vessels Freed From Arctic Ice

JUNEAU, Alaska – The three vessels stuck earlier today in arctic ice 60 miles north of Barrow, Alaska, have freed themselves and have continued their transit toward Canada. An HC-130 Hercules aircraft from Coast Guard Forward Operating Location Nome launched to assess the situation involving the three vessels and arrived on scene at 6 p.m., and reported the vessels were no longer stuck in the...

Coast Guard Responding to Three Vessels Stuck in Arctic Ice

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard is responding to a report of three vessels stuck in Arctic ice approximately 60 miles west of Point Barrow, Alaska today. The vessels Alaska Patriot, Riverton and Hudson Bay Explorer were traveling east when they became stuck in the ice. The Coast Guard has diverted the icebreaker Coast Guard Cutter Healy to open the ice around the ships allowing for better passage. The...