Satellites to replace Coast Guard ice patrols in North Atlantic

(ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland) — Satellites soon will replace the international ice patrol flights off Newfoundland, The Day newspaper of New London, Ct., reported. The U.S. Coast Guard operates the international ice patrols, but bad weather often makes the work impossible. The story is part of The Day’s special series about ice patrols and their importance to mariners in the North Atlantic.
Click here to view the satellite story.
Click here to view the newspaper’s story about how the patrols track icebergs near the Grand Banks.
Click here to view a story about how weather conditions and other dangers affect the ice patrols.
By Professional Mariner Staff