- U.S. Coast Guard Deploys Icebreaker Ship to Dislodge Vessels Frozen in Antarctic. Subramanian, Courtney // Time.com;1/6/2014, p1
The article reports the dispatch of a U.S. Coast Guard ice breaking ship called the Cutter Polar Star to attempt to free two ships caught in frozen water near Antarctica.
- Coast Guard Cutter Healy Cuts Path For Renda's Fuel Delivery to Nome, Alaska. // Sea Technology;Feb2012, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p68
The article discusses the extension of the January 2012 mission by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter ship Healy in order to help clear a path through sea ice in the Bering Sea for a fuel delivery by the tanker vessel Renda to Nome, Alaska.
- To the Top of the World. SHIBATA, STEPHANIE // Sea Magazine;Nov2015, Vol. 107 Issue 11, p10
The article reports on the successful landing of the U.S. Coast Guard's icebreaker named Healy at the North Pole on September 5, 2015.
- Greatest Coup of the U.S. Coast Guard's Greenland Patrol. Howard, David C. // World War II;Nov2002, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p22
Provides information on the German trawler Externsteine that was captured by the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Eastwind in Greenland in 1944. Description of the trawler; Mission of the trawler during World War II; Efforts taken to bring the trawler to Boston, Massachusetts; Significance of the...
- Hell-roaring Mike's a hero. Webster, W. Russell // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jul99, Vol. 125 Issue 7, p68
Profiles Captain Michael Healy of the 19th-century U.S. Revenue Cutter Service (RCS), a predecessor service of the U.S. Coast Guard. Controversy over the Coast Guard's decision to name the polar icebreaker Healy (WAGB-20) after him; His service aboard the Revenue Cutter Bear, the first RCS...
- Challenges & Opportunities. MARCARIO, JOHN C. // Sea Power;Aug2013, Vol. 56 Issue 8, p26
The article discusses the challenges and opportunities for 9th District U.S. Coast Guard related to guarding of Great Lakes waters, despite the unavailability of advanced technology and assets. According to officials of Coast Guard there is need to upgrade the boat stations. It also highlights...
- We Need More Icebreakers! Venzke, Norm // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Mar2009, Vol. 135 Issue 3, p8
The article offers the author's views on the capability of the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker fleet. The author states that the Healy icebreaker is new and well equipped but is not the most powerful one, while the Polar Star and Polar Sea icebreakers are powerful, but more than 30 years old. The...
- TWILIGHT of a National Capability. Meister, Neil E. // U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Aug2006, Vol. 132 Issue 8, p40
The article presents information on the state of the U.S. polar icebreaker fleet in Antarctica. The USCGC Polar Star--WAGB-10--that is stationed in McMurdo Station, Antarctica, has been neglected by the U.S. Coast Guard. The daily challenges that polar icebreaker sailors and their machines face...
- THE ICE PILOT. Boychuk, Rick // Canadian Geographic;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 127 Issue 5, p28
An interview with former icebreaker captain Patrick Toomey is presented. He talks about the main duties of U.S. Coast Guard icebreakers in the Arctic. He also discusses the importance of the icebreakers. He believes that the frigates will be of extremely limited use in the Arctic. He says that...