Coast Guard Icebreaker Back in Seattle

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star returned home to Elliott Bay a day ahead of schedule Tuesday afternoon after a successful voyage to Antarctica to help break a supply channel for U.S. science stations. The 399-ft. long, Seattle-based cutter and its 134-member crew, commanded by Capt. Bruce Toney who usually commands its twin, Polar Sea, scrambled on less than 48-hours notice to leave on Jan. 20 from Pier 36, home of the nation's polar icebreaking fleet. A Russian icebreaker, the Krasin, that the National Science Foundation this year chose to open a channel to supply science stations was confronted by more difficult conditions than expected and slowed by propeller damage. While traditional ice channels have been 12 to 14 miles long, ice this year extended more than 70 miles from McMurdo Station, but less than the record 84 miles last year. As the austral summer window to deliver supplies waned, thePolar Star, veteran of 15 such missions in its 30 year life, sped to backup the Krasin, entering Antarctica's iceberg-choked waters Feb. 13. Source: Seattlepi

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Coast Guard

Nearly 100 Rescued after Batam Ferry Hits Trouble

Almost 100 people were rescued when a ferry sailing toward Singapore from the Indonesian island of Batam hit a floating object and reportedly started to sink, maritime officials said.

Rocket Debris Found Near Isles of Scilly

A piece of metal thought to be debris from an American space rocket was recovered from the sea off the Isles of Scilly.   The metal – a large section of alloy about 10 meters by 4 meters,

Passengers Transferred from Stranded Ferry

Passengers were transferred from Indonesia-registered Sea Prince after the ferry struck a floating object after leaving the Nongsapura ferry terminal in Batam late on November 29.


Cathelco Supply Equipment for Keppel Projects in Singapore

Press release -Cathelco have won orders to supply equipment for two projects which are being undertaken by Keppel yards in Singapore. The first is to provide marine

Azipod Retrofit for Mega-crane Vessel

Retrofitted vessel will feature five Azipod propulsion units, including for the first time two retractable thrusters    Power and automation technology group

Maersk Venturer to Drill for Total

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer with oil major Total. The contract covers one exploration well (estimated duration

Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0717 sec (14 req/sec)