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    Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star to leave Seattle this week, bound for Antarctica

    The Polar Star is the only US heavy icebreaker.


    Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star to leave Seattle this week, bound for Antarctica

    Their mission: to resupply the United States Antarctic stations of the National Science Foundation, the lead agency for the United States Antarctic Program.
    "The women and men aboard the Polar Star conduct this essential mission to create a navigable path through ice as thick as 21 feet, to allow refuel and resupply ships to reach McMurdo Station, the largest Antarctic station and the logistics hub of the U.S. Antarctic Program," according to the Coast Guard.



    The Coast Guard's current operational polar fleet includes the 399-foot heavy icebreaker Polar Star, first commissioned in 1976; and one 420-foot medium icebreaker, the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, commissioned in 2000.


    The U.S. Coast Guard is working to maintain those vessels and pursue new polar landing craft "to ensure access to the Polar Regions, project U.S. sovereignty, and to protect the country's economic, environmental and national security interests. To support this endeavor, the U.S. Coast Guard is exploring options to expand Base Seattle infrastructure to support the growing icebreaker fleet."
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    Yep our only Icebreaker and the Deviants wont fund for another which was part of the Military Budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yep our only Icebreaker and the Deviants wont fund for another which was part of the Military Budget.
    We have to other icebreakers. They are medium ice breakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yep our only Icebreaker and the Deviants wont fund for another which was part of the Military Budget.
    Well, hell, with global warming, why bother... /s

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yep our only Icebreaker and the Deviants wont fund for another which was part of the Military Budget.
    According to the left there’s no need. Polar ice will be gone soon.
    Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."

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