Below Zero: History of the International Ice Patrol

The sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912, was the force that established the International Ice Patrol. We’ll take a look at the IIP’s 104-year history and the mission of monitoring iceberg danger in the North Atlantic Ocean and providing relevant iceberg warning products to the maritime community.


100 years after Titanic, Ice Patrol ensures safety on the seas

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie for Coast Guard Northeast. The Coast Guard enters its 99th year of patrolling the North Atlantic region, marking positions of icebergs much like the one that sank the Titanic nearly 100 years […]


Shipmate of the Week – MST2 Cliffton Hendry

It was noon on April 10, 1912, when RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England, on its maiden voyage. Called “unsinkable” by its builders, Titanic struck an iceberg and sunk less than three hours later. Although a century has passed, […]


Top 10 facts about the International Ice Patrol

1. When was the International Ice Patrol formed? Shipping areas in the North Atlantic have always been hazardous to navigate. The hazards of the North Atlantic captured global attention in April 1912 when the RMS Titanic sank after it struck […]


2012 ice season starts today!

Written by the International Ice Patrol. Icebergs, bergy bits or growlers. Whatever you call them, these massive chunks of ice – some the size of a small country – all pose a threat for ships transiting the North Atlantic. But […]