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Week in the life of the Coast Guard 2017 – Tuesday

There is no “typical” Tuesday in the Coast Guard, but this blog features a snippet of what the Coast Guard was up to on Tuesdays during the month of February. From Antarctica to Key West, with old and new assets, the Coast Guard carried out missions vital to protecting and securing our national interests.


Polar Star frees vessel from Antarctic ice

Heading south for winter: 26 people rescued trapped in Antarctic ice

The 157 crewmembers of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star departed the U.S. Antarctic Program’s McMurdo Station Feb. 9, 2015 after successfully completing the surface vessel portion of Operation Deep Freeze 2015, which provided military logistical support to the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program…


Cutter Polar Star breaking ice

Headed south for the winter: Icebreaking 101

Simple physics explains the process of icebreaking: two objects cannot occupy the same space at the same time. The 150-person crew of Polar Star uses that principle to open the channel for cargo and fuel ships to deliver vital supplies to the scientists and support personnel at McMurdo Station as part of Operation Deep Freeze.


A guardian for all seasons

While last weekend may have marked the official beginning of Spring, the Coast Guard finds itself operating in a bevy of different weather conditions across the United States. Winter isn’t over on the St. Clair River Yesterday, the U.S. and […]


itCG – ice breaking begins, EPIRB rescue, arming helicopters, video of the year

Ice breaking season officially got underway on the Great Lakes this weekend. Operations Taconite and Coal Shovel are designed to keep Great Lakes waterways open for commercial vessels during the winter season. Click here to learn more about Great Lakes […]


itCG-plane crash search, kayaker rescues, arctic concerns

Coast Guard has been searching for five people who were onboard a plane that went down yesterday afternoon about 20 miles off the West coast of Florida near Tampa. Remains and debris have been recovered. The crash is under investigation. […]


The Arctic and the Coast Guard- Part 1

The Arctic has been in the news a lot lately. The Coast Guard isn’t new to missions in the Arctic as you can see if you check out the Coast Guard Historian’s page. The Coast Guard has been conducting operations […]