Helping Hands: Coast Guard Auxiliarists assist Polar Star’s galley

Helping Hands: Coast Guard Auxiliarists assist Polar Star’s galley
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists Samantha Logue (left), Miranda Henry (middle) and Lisa Hickman (right) stand in front of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10)’s galley emblem while underway in Antarctica. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) The galley is the backbone of a working ship. U.S. Coast Guard culinary specialists are the unsung heroes of any cutter....

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker returns after Antarctic deployment

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker returns after Antarctic deployment
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) passes Alcatraz as the cutter transits the San Francisco Bay, April 4, 2022.  Photo by Sachiko Itagaki. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The 140-member crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) returned to the United States and entered dry dock Friday after completing a 147-day deployment in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and national interests...

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker arrives in Antarctica

Nation's sole heavy icebreaker arrives in Antarctica
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) moors up to the ice pier at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, Feb. 7, 2022. Polar Star arrived to McMurdo after an 86-day transit from the United States and broke a 37-mile-long channel from the ice’s edge. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Diolanda Caballero) MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica – The 157 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter...

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs Seattle bound for Antarctica

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departs Seattle bound for Antarctica
A family member of a Coast Guardsman aboard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) waves as the cutter departs Seattle Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark) SEATTLE – The United States’ only heavy icebreaker departed its homeport in Seattle Saturday with a crew of 159 U.S. Coast Guard men and women and is heading toward Antarctica. This year marks Coast...

America’s only heavy icebreaker departs Seattle homeport Saturday

America's only heavy icebreaker departs Seattle homeport Saturday
The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star makes the final approach to moorings at Base Seattle, Wednesday, March 25. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by PA3 Michael Clark) SEATTLE — The United States’ only heavy icebreaker, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10), is scheduled to depart its homeport in Seattle Saturday. This annual journey to Antarctica is conducted in support of Operation Deep Freeze,...

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker to deploy to the Arctic this winter

Nation’s sole heavy icebreaker to deploy to the Arctic this winter
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star file photo by Chief Petty Officer David Mosley ALAMEDA, Calif. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) will deploy to the Arctic this winter to help protect the nation’s maritime sovereignty and security in the region. The United States is an Arctic nation, and the Coast Guard has served as the lead federal agency for homeland security, safety, and environmental...

Nation’s only heavy icebreaker returns home following 105-day Antarctic trip

Nation's only heavy icebreaker returns home following 105-day Antarctic trip
The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, a 399-foot Heavy Icebreaker pull into Coast Guard Base Seattle, March 11, 2019. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amanda Norcross. SEATTLE — The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star returned Monday to their homeport of Seattle following a 105-day deployment to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze. Operation...

Fire breaks out on Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star 650 miles north of Antarctica

Fire breaks out on Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star 650 miles north of Antarctica
Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star crew members fight a fire that broke out in the ship’s incinerator room about 650 miles north of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica February 10, 2019. ALAMEDA, Calif. — The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star fought a fire at approximately 9 p.m. PST Feb. 10 that broke out in the ship’s incinerator room about 650 miles north of McMurdo Sound,...

Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica

Coast Guard's only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica
The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star breaks ice in McMurdo Sound in support of Operation Deep Freeze.  U.S. Coast Guard file photo by Chief Petty Officer Nick Ameen. ALAMEDA, Calif. – The 150 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived Thursday in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during Operation Deep Freeze – a joint military service mission to resupply U.S. interests in...