Each year, the U.S. Coast Guard assigns one of its two polar icebreakers to the Navy Sealift Command to assist with the resupply of military bases in the Eastern Arctic and to provide support for scientific expeditions in that area. The assigned vessel in 1989 was the POLAR STAR, and the author describes the six weeks he spent aboard the icebreaker as it made rendezvous with cargo ships and tankers and escorted them through the ice.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 116
    • Issue Number: No.1/1,043

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  • Accession Number: 00659105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM