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,...

World’s most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker to arrive in Juneau on Wednesday

JUNEAU, Alaska – The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Sea, the world’s most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker, will moor at the South Franklin Pier in Juneau Wednesday and is scheduled to open for public tours Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Coast Guard to Get $30.3 Million for Icebreaker Upgrades

Coast Guard Petty Officer Adam Eggers reports for the Pentagon Channel that the Coast Guard will receive $30.3 Million in fiscal year 2009 in order to upgrade it’s aging icebreaker fleet.

2009 Budget Includes Funds for Coast Guard Ice Breaker

The 2009 Department of Homeland Security budget calls for 30.3 million dollars to be spent on the U.S. Coast Guard’s ice breaking fleet. Coast Guard Petty Officer Adam Eggers reports for the Pentagon Channel.