Allen: U.S. needs to review its Arctic icebreaking capacity

(WASHINGTON) — The Coast Guard says the U.S. needs to review the nation’s future needs for icebreakers in the Arctic, National Defense magazine reported. Commandant Adm. Thad Allen noted that patrols will be necessary in areas off Alaska that are only now becoming navigable because of melting ice. Two of the polar icebreakers are nearing the end of their predicted service life spans.
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By Professional Mariner Staff