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In a changing Arctic, a lone Coast Guard icebreaker maneuvers through ice and geopolitics

ABOARD THE USCGC HEALY IN THE ARCTIC OCEAN — Coast Guard Ensign Ryan Carpenter peered north through a front window of this 420-foot-long ship, directing its bright-red hull through jagged chunks of ice hundreds of miles north of Alaska. 1,651 more words

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U.S. Coast Guard Arctic Diving to Resume

ALAMEDA, Calif. — U.S. Coast Guardsmen and U.S. Navy Sailors conducted shipboard dive operations from a Coast Guard cutter in the Arctic July 29 for the first time since two Coast Guard divers perished in a subsurface accident almost 11 years ago, the Coast Guard said in a Aug. 440 more words

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Reckless - Healy


Pool days, high tops
With my blue face ice pops

U.S. Needs Icebreakers, New Report says


U.S. Coast Guard cutter, Polar Star, an icebreaker


The rapid pace of global warming and ice melting at the poles have underscored the “critical” need for the United States to build four new polar icebreaker ships, US officials said Tuesday. 430 more words