A new captain to will command the Coast Guard cutter Healy
following the deaths of two crewmembers during a dive in the Arctic Ocean
Capt. Douglas G. Russell was temporarily relieved of duty last month after the divers died 500 miles north of Barrow, Alaska.
Capt. Tedric R. Lindstrom, chief of response with the 13th Coast Guard District in Seattle, was named the new commanding officer.
The Healy, which can sail through ice up to 8 feet thick, was carrying a group of 35 scientists studying the Arctic sea floor