REPORT OF THE INTERNATIONAL ICE PATROL IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC. 1987 SEASON BULLETIN NUMBER 73

This is the 73rd annual report of the International Ice Patrol Service in the North Atlantic. This report contains information on Ice Patrol operations, environmental conditions, and ice conditions for 1987. The U.S. Coast Guard conducts the International Ice Patrol Service in the North Atlantic under the provisions of U.S. Code, Title 46, Sections 738, 738a through 738d, and the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, regulations 5-8. This service was initiated shortly after the sinking of the RMS TITANIC on April 15, 1912. Commander, International Ice Patrol, working under Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, directs the International Ice Patrol from offices located at Groton, Connecticut. The international Ice Patrol analyzes ice and environmental data, prepares the dail ice bulletins and facsimile charts, and replies to any requests for special ice information. It also controls the aerial Ice Reconnaissance Detachment and any surface patrol cutters when assigned, both of which patrol the southeastern, southern, and southwestern limits of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland for icebergs. The International Ice Patrol makes twice-daily radio broadcasts to warn mariners of the limits of iceberg distribution.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Publication Date: 1987

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 134 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00666603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCG-188-42
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1994 12:00AM