The 1977 International Ice Patrol Service in the North Atlantic Ocean was conducted by the United States Coast Guard under the provisions of Title 46 United States Code, Sections 738, 738a through 738d, and the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1960, Regulations 5 through 8. The International Ice Patrol is a service for observing and dissiminating information on ice conditions in the Grand Banks Region of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. During the ice season, the southeastern, southern and southwestern limits of the regions of icebergs in the vicinity of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland are guarded for the purpose of informing passing ships of the extent of this dangerous region. The International Ice Patrol also studies ice conditions in general with emphasis on the formation, drift and deterioration of icebergs, and assists ships and personnel requiring aid within the limits of operation of the Ice Patrol forces. The International Ice Patrol is directed from the Ice Patrol Office located at the U.S. Coast Guard Base, Governors Island, New York. The Office gathers ice and environmental data from a variety of sources, maintains an ice plot, forecasts ice conditions, prepares the twice-daily Ice Bulletin, replies to requests for special ice information, and executes operational control of the Aerial Ice Reconnaissance Detachment, the Ice Patrol oceanographic cutter, and the Surface Patrol cutter when assigned.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Knutson, K N
    • Neill, T J
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 72 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-BULL-63, USCG-188-32
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1980 12:00AM