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Coast Guard polar icebreakers

Nathan L. Scott

Coast Guard polar icebreakers

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Published by Nova Science Publishers in Hauppage, N.Y .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementeditor, Nathan L. Scott
Classifications
LC ClassificationsVM451 .C63 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24467902M
ISBN 109781606929872
LC Control Number2010012187
OCLC/WorldCa548607502

Navy to Help Coast Guard Double Its Icebreaker Fleet in Early s The Coast Guard says it needs icebreakers -- has been saying it for years -- but somehow never gets around to building them.


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Coast Guard polar icebreakers by Nathan L. Scott Download PDF EPUB FB2

One of these icebreakers, CCGS Captain Molly Kool, was delivered to the coast guard in December ofthe two remaining icebreakers will be delivered in.

These 91 planned cutters are intended as replacements for 90 ageing Coast Guard cutters and patrol craft. Additionally discussed is the sustainment and modernization of the Coast Guard's Polar icebreaker fleet, which performs a variety of missions supporting US interests in Polar : Hardcover.

Coast Guard polar icebreakers perform a variety of missions supporting U.S. interests in polar regions. The Coast Guard’s two existing heavy polar icebreakers—Polar Star and Polar Sea— have exceeded their originally intended year service lives.

Polar Star was placed in caretaker status on July 1, Cited by: 3. The report contained a one-sentence conclusion: “Based on this analysis, the Administration has concluded that in addition to the Coast Guard’s two existing polar icebreakers and the National Science Foundation’s ice-capable research vessel, the U.S.

currently requires. Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (Polar Icebreaker) Program Congressional Research Service Summary The Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (PSC) program is a program to acquire three new PSCs (i.e., heavy polar icebreakers), to be followed years from now by the acquisition of up to three new medium polar icebreakers.

Advisers to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine. The National Academy of Sciences is a private, nonprofit, self-perpetuating society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.

Upon the authority of the charter granted to it by the Congress inthe. Coast Guard Icebreakers Polar Star (WAGB) and Polar Sea (WAGB) moored in an undated photo.

Annually, the icebreaker spends about days on either on missions or in a maintenance yard. The Coast Guard polar icebreaker program is a program to acquire three new heavy polar icebreakers, to be followed years from now by the acquisition of up to.

The Coast Guard and Navy, working jointly, have a plan to build three new heavy polar icebreakers, which will cost an estimated $ billion over their. As we reported last month, the U.S. Department of Navy selected VT Halter as the prime contractor for the $, fixed-price incentive-firm contract for Author: Mike Schuler.

The United States is an Arctic Nation, and the United States Coast Guard has served as the lead federal agency for homeland security, safety, and environmental stewardship in the Arctic region for over years. Since Revenue Cutters first sailed to Alaska in to establish U.S.

sovereignty, the Service’s. This book examines the issues facing Congress on whether it will approve or modify the Coast Guard's plan for modernizing its polar icebreakers. Congressional decisions on this issue could affect the Coast Guard's ability to perform its polar missions, Pages: The Coast Guard is recapitalizing its polar icebreaker fleet to ensure continued access to Coast Guard polar icebreakers book polar regions and support the country's economic, commercial, maritime and national security needs.

The operational polar fleet currently includes one foot heavy icebreaker (Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, commissioned in ) and one foot. US Coast Guard Icebreaker Profile Drawings by George Bieda The Polar Class Icebreakers. There are two ships in this Class, USCGC Polar Star W and USCGC Polar Sea WAGB On the left is the Polar Star in her current configuration, while the image on the right shows the POLAR SEA as she appeared in the s.

All told, the new PSCs should be larger and more capable than the Polar Star the Coast Guard operates now. The service is in desperate need of Author: Joseph Trevithick. The Coast Guard’s polar icebreakers travel to Antarctica each year to break ice so large ships can reach McMurdo the United States Coast Guard saves 12 lives, responds to 64 search and rescue cases, interdicts over lbs of cocaine, and services buoys.

This book describes the equipment, people, and missions that make this possible. The United States has no choice to press on with building a new generation of heavy icebreakers – and in the meantime, most likely spend to keep alive one of its two s-era polar ships, Coast Guard vice commandant Adm.

Charles Michel told Congress Tuesday. Heavy polar icebreaker questions mount for Coast Guard By: Andrew C. Jarocki J US Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the only one of its kind in the service, sits in dry dock facility.

The Coast Guard currently operates two icebreakers, the heavy icebreaker USCGC Polar Star and the medium icebreaker USCGC Healy. The Coast Guard used to field another heavy icebreaker, USCGC Polar Sea, but she suffered a massive engineering casualty in and is currently being cannibalized for parts to maintain Polar Star.

The Coast Guard and Navy are preparing to build three heavy polar icebreakers to conduct missions in the Antarctic and Arctic.

The single active heavy polar icebreaker is reaching the end of its useful service life. This interim report provides an update on the shipbuilding effort. In Februarygoals for the ships' construction schedules and performance capabilities were approved, and a.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Coast Guard has awarded five fixed-price contracts for design studies and analysis of new heavy polar icebreakers. Coast Guard and Navy personnel will use the studies to. The Coast Guard's flawed icebreaker plan. It shouldn't take 10 years and $1 billion to buy a single icebreaker.

Here's a better way. January 4. Coast Guard forces narrowly averted an environmental disaster when the foot barge Michelle F, with more than million gallons of No.

Six industrial fuel aboard grounded one-half mile offshore from the Brigantine Wildlife Refuge. Much of her cargo was offloaded before she was successfully refloated. CGC Healy, under the command of CAPT Beverly Havlik, embarked on.

The Coast Guard's annual "Major Icebreakers of the World" report lists the U.S. as having five ships with icebreaking capabilities, including the Polar Star, the Healy and the laid-up Polar Sea.

Currently, the Coast Guard has two heavy icebreakers — the Polar Star and the Polar Sea — and one medium, a scientific research ship called Healy. Polar Sea is in drydock because it's too old. The Coast Guard’s other foot heavy polar icebreaker, Polar Sea, has been placed in an inactive status, while the Coast Guard conducts, as required by the recently enacted Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act ofa business case analysis to determine the cost effectiveness of extending Polar Sea’s service life until   The U.S.

Coast Guard Cutter Healy (foreground), a “medium” icebreaker, and the Polar Star (background), a “heavy” plow, are the only two American military vessels sailing the : Rowan Scarborough.

Despite President Trump's skepticism about climate change, he marveled at the power of polar icebreakers during a May 17 commencement speech at. Did you know that the Coast Guard’s existing icebreaker fleet technically consists of only three ships?They are the USCGC Polar Star, USCGC Polar Sea, and USCGC Healy.

Unfortunately, the Healy is a medium icebreaker with a more limited capability to move through ice-filled waters than the two heavy Polar-class ships, while the Polar Sea is in a permanently inactive state, serving as a source.

The President's Report on Polar Icebreaker Requirements has indicated a national need for three polar icebreakers operated by the Coast Guard plus one ice capable research vessel leased by the National Science Foundation.

USCGC Polar Sea, in. The Coast Guard’s other heavy polar icebreaker, the Polar Sea, is no longer operational and serves as spare parts for the Polar Star. Commissioned inPolar Star was designed for. Introduction --U.S.

strategic interests and missions in the polar regions --Arctic environmental change and potential challenges --Polar science's key role in earth system science --U.S.

Coast Guard roles and missions --U.S. polar icebreaker fleet --Icebreaking environments and challenges to the U.S. fleet --Analysis of alternatives for USAP. Bollinger Shipyards says it will build the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreakers at its facilities in Tampa, Florida if it is eventually selected as the main contractor in the $ billion : Mike Schuler.

The US Congressional Research Service issued an updated report on the Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Program, foreseeing acquisition of up to three new heavy polar icebreakers, as well as plans to acquire up to three new medium polar icebreakers.

Construction of the first icebreaker is. One of these icebreakers, CCGS Captain Molly Kool, was delivered to the coast guard in December ofthe two remaining icebreakers will be delivered in late and earlyBoisvert said.

SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION: The Coast Guard’s new heavy icebreaker will have space, weight, and electrical power set aside to carry offensive weapons, Commandant Paul Zukunft said here today.

The Coast Guard did obtain three second-hand icebreakers for more than $ million from Davie. The company is still in the process of converting two of them for the Coast Guard's use to help fill the gap, but those are considered a temporary measure. This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec.

20, Mar 16th, Comments Off on Coast Guard Polar icebreaker to return home following Antarctic mission SEATTLE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is returning home Friday from an expedition to Antarctica where they supported Operation Deep Freezethe U.S.

military’s component of the National Science Foundation-managed. Coast Guard polar icebreakers perform a variety of missions supporting U.S. interests in polar regions. The Coast Guard’s two existing heavy polar icebreakers—Polar Star and Polar Sea— have exceeded their originally intended year service lives.

Polar Star was placed in caretaker status on July 1, Format: Format Kindle. Get this from a library. Icebreakers: hearings before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, first session on polar icebreaker policy and missions, July 29 and August 4, [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. The Coast Guard operation icebreakers include the USCG Polar Star, a heavy icebreaker that deploys annually to Antarctica, and the USCG Healy, a medium icebreaker that travels to the Arctic.the authorization of the polar-class icebreakers, Polar Star and Polar Sea, commissioned in andrespectively.

These were the first U.S. polar icebreakers built since the Glacier. In the s, the older vessels were decommissioned as the polar-class icebreakers Coast Guard Polar Icebreakers Past, present, and future.

by CDR T HOMAS.The Polar Star is the nation’s only heavy icebreaker and one of only two Coast Guard cutters capable of accessing the polar regions. (Coast Guard).