USCG's New Polar Security Cutter to Homeport in Seattle
The U.S. Coast Guard said that Seattle, Wash. will be the home of the service’s new Polar Security Cutters.
“I am pleased to announce that Seattle, Washington will be the home of the Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutters,” said Admiral Karl L. Schultz, Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. “The Pacific Northwest has been the home of our icebreaking fleet since 1976, and I am confident that the Seattle area will continue to provide the support we need to carry out our critical operations in the polar regions.”
In April 2019, VT Halter Marine, Inc. of Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a contract for the detail design and construction of the Coast Guard’s Polar Security Cutter class.