Recent economic studies have resulted in favorable predictions for extending winter navigation in domestic waterways. The Coast Guard is attempting to meet this challenge by taking a "fresh look" at icebreaking and applying new and innovative concepts to accomplish its task. This paper describes three advanced concepts which have been investigated: materials handling, explosive icebreaker, and the "super efficient" River Ice Breaker (RIB) concept, which has been selected for continued development. The paper concludes with statements about conventional icebreakers and why R&D is now being applied to enhance U.S. icebreaking technology.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Coburn Jr, J L
    • Ehrlich, N A
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 11-19
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  • Accession Number: 00050282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM