Polar Star makes Australian port call before Deep Freeze

Polar Star makes Australian port call before Deep Freeze

(SYDNEY, Australia) — The United States’ only operational heavy icebreaker, the Coast Guard cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10), made a scheduled port call Thursday in Chowder Bay, Australia. Polar Star’s Chowder Bay port call is part of the crew’s annual journey to Antarctica where they will support Operation Deep Freeze, a joint military service mission to resupply the United States…
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Davie, Canada in talks to add more icebreakers

Davie, Canada in talks to add more icebreakers

(OTTAWA, Ontario) — The government of Canada has announced that it will begin negotiations with Chantier Davie of Levis, Quebec, toward an umbrella agreement to become the third strategic partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Pending successful negotiations, an agreement is expected to be in place by the end of 2022. The NSS is a long-term, multibillion-dollar program to…
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Polar Star back in dry dock after Antarctic duty

Polar Star back in dry dock after Antarctic duty

(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 in Antarctica and the Southern Hemisphere. Polar Star’s crew departed their Seattle home port on Nov. 13 for the cutter’s…
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