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  • 23 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Department of Homeland Security on February 21 granted the US Coast Guard an approval to proceed to the next step of its polar icebreaker program. The department’s approval allows the integrated program office, which includes Navy and Coast Guard personnel, to proceed with a planned release of a request for proposal (RFP) for […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Research & Development

    The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded $20 million worth of contracts for heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis, the service announced on Wednesday. The objective of the studies is to identify design and systems approaches that will reduce acquisition cost and production timelines. In addition to a requirement to develop heavy polar icebreaker designs with […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy and US Coast Guard on March 2 released a request for proposal (RFP) for the advance procurement and detail design for the Coast Guard’s heavy polar icebreaker (HPIB) under an integrated program office (IPO). The RFP has options for detail design and construction for up to three HPIBs. A contract is scheduled […]

  • 27 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Coast Guard released a request for information (RFI) for the polar icebreaker acquisition program which aims to boost the service’s current fleet. The Coast Guard currently has only two operational icebreakers, the 1976-commissioned Polar Star and the younger cutter Healy, commissioned in 2000. The Polar Star is expected to remain in service through approximately […]

  • 7 April 2017
    Industry news

    Philly Shipyard is teaming with Fincantieri Marine Group (FMG) to compete for the detail design and construction of the next generation heavy polar icebreaker for the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The USCG recently selected five shipyards to each conduct an industry study to help refine the vessel’s key features and performance requirements. Over the […]

  • 13 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The U.S. Coast Guard will test potential heavy polar icebreaker design models at Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) in St John’s, Newfoundland. Announced by the U.S. Coast Guard’s acquisition directorate, the government to government agreement for the  heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program testing will help the U.S. Coast Guard to better optimize designs. The partnership is being […]

  • 22 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Senate has approved $655 million dedicated to the design and construction of a new heavy polar security cutter in an appropriations package last week. Also included in the funding are $20 million to acquire long lead-time materials for a second polar security cutter, and $400 million for offshore patrol cutters and $340 million for fast response […]

  • 20 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Collaborating under an Integrated Program Office (IPO), the US Navy and Coast Guard released a draft request for proposal (RFP) for the detail design and construction of a Heavy Polar Icebreaker (HPIB). Released on October 19, the draft RFP is for one HPIB, with options for two additional HPIBs. The USCG requires new heavy icebreakers to ensure […]

  • 5 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US polar icebreaking program needs to address risks before committing resources, the country’s Government Accountability Office (GAO) said in its recent report. The US Coast Guard (USCG) and Navy are planning to invest up to $9.8 billion to build and maintain three heavy polar icebreakers to conduct missions in the Antarctic and Arctic. The contract […]

  • 25 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard has issued a request for information (RFI) for a service life extension project (SLEP) for heavy icebreaker ‘Polar Star’. The service life extension project (SLEP) is being undertaken as part of the In-Service Vessel Sustainment Program (ISVS) and will extend the service life of the cutter by four years. A number […]

  • 1 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    A fire broke out recently aboard the US Coast Guard’s heavy icebreaker USCGC Polar Star, the Coast Guard has informed. According to the service, the fire broke out in the ship’s incinerator room about 650 miles north of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, on February 10. The 150-member crew of the cutter spent almost two hours extinguishing the […]

  • 19 March 2018

    The US Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker, USCGC Polar Star, returned to its homeport in Seattle on March 16 after completing a mission plagued by several “engineering challenges”. The crew of the cutter overcame flooding and engine failure to accomplish their mission supporting operation Deep Freeze, the US military operation to resupply the US Antarctic […]

  • 20 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

      Article by: Peter Ong The United States Coast Guard’s only heavy operational Polar-class icebreaker, Polar Star, completed its annual scheduled refit at Mare Island, Vallejo, California, in a maintenance period riddled with challenges. The forty-two year old ship returned from Operation Deep Freeze 2018, a voyage to resupply the McMurdo Antarctic research center on […]

  • 18 January 2019

    The US Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker Polar Star arrived Thursday in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during operation Deep Freeze – a joint military service mission to resupply US interests in Antarctica. Homeported in Seattle, the 42-year-old Coast Guard cutter is the United States’ only operational heavy icebreaker, and the 150 crew is […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The United States Committee on Appropriations has approved the FY2017 Defense Appropriations Bill which includes $1.0 billion in Navy shipbuilding funds to build the first USCG-operated icebreaker since FY1990. The United States currently relies on just one heavy vessel and one medium vessel, one of which has been in service for 40 years. “Our FY2017 defense funding […]

  • 10 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The crew of US Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s only operational heavy icebreaker, is scheduled to return to Seattle after a 101-day Antarctic deployment. Polar Star’s crew departed Seattle for Operation Deep Freeze 2015, the military resupply and logistical support mission for the U.S. Antarctic Program’s McMurdo Station. Coast Guardsmen aboard Polar Star […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Coast Guard’s 42-year-old icebreaker Polar Star arrived at its Seattle homeport following a six-month maintenance period at Mare Island Dry Dock in Vallejo, California. The icebreaker received extensive repairs and upgrades to engineering and electronic systems while completing the dry dock availability at Mare Island for the second time in as many years. Polar […]

  • 24 April 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Coast Guard and US Navy have awarded VT Halter Marine a contract for the detail design and construction (DD&C) of the lead Polar Security Cutter (PSC). Under an initial award valued at $745.9 million, the Pascagoula-based shipbuilder will design and deliver the first new heavy icebreaker for the US Coast Guard in over […]

  • 7 December 2018

    US Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived in Pearl Harbor on Tuesday to make final preparations before sailing to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2019. The 42-year-old Coast Guard cutter is the United States’ only operational heavy icebreaker. The crew is scheduled to make their sixth deployment in as many years to directly […]

  • 19 January 2017

    U.S. Coast Guard cutter Polar Star carved through more than 60 miles of Antarctic ice in the Ross Sea to arrive at the National Science Foundation’s McMurdo Station on Tuesday. By carving a navigable path through seasonal and multi-year ice, the Polar Star assists in the annual delivery of operating supplies and fuel for two of NSF’s […]

  • 24 October 2011
    Industry news

    Imtech N.V. (technical services provider in Europe and in the global marine market) announces that Imtech Marine will be involved in the realisation of the Canadian government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) programme as a technology partner of Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards. This programme involves the construction of a large number of navy, coast guard and […]

  • 19 April 2012
    Training & Education

    The Navy’s Antarctic patrol ship HMS Protector ventured further south than ever before on her maiden deployment as she delivered vital supplies to polar scientists. The Portsmouth-based survey ship sailed to Rothera research base – 800 miles south of Cape Horn – allowing her sailors and marines to experience some of the frozen continent’s stunning […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Chilean ivebreaker Antarctica 1 will feature electromagnetic compatibility and interference equipment from Finland’s Surma, under a contract awarded by prime contractor ASMAR. Surma will assist ASMAR throughout the multiyear project managing the EMC working group of the Antartica 1 project. The Finnish company’s topside design tool is designed to ease the electromagnetic interference and line […]

  • 22 January 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Kongsberg Maritime, a Norwegian technology enterprise, has delivered a new CCTV system to the US Coastguard for its Heavy Ice Breaker vessel Polar Star (WAGB-10). The delivery follows a previous CCTV System upgrade on Polar Star’s sister vessel, the USCGC Healy Polar Ice Breaker, in 2013. The USCGC Polar Star is one of the largest ships […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Industry news, Vessels

    Seaspan Shipyards and Heddle Shipyards have entered into an exclusive teaming agreement for the Canadian Coast Guard’s future polar icebreaker, bringing Heddle and Ontario shipyards into the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).

  • 10 June 2015

    US Coast Guard Cutter Healy recently received a new commander during a change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Base Seattle. Capt. Jason Hamilton took command of the Cutter from Capt. John Reeves on Wednesday, June 3. Reeves retired from his 23-year Coast Guard career upon his relief as commanding officer and will remain in Washington State. […]

  • 14 October 2011
    Industry news

      China plans to build polar research icebreaker by itself, said a spokesman for national oceanologic department. Construction project of a new icebreaker has been officially adopted by National Development and Reform Commission, said the official. A tender for the name of icebreaker will be announced in Nov 2011. According to concept design, length of […]

  • 21 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is scheduled to return to their homeport of Coast Guard Base Seattle at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2014, following a 108-day deployment of Operation Deep Freeze 2014.   Polar Star departed Seattle Dec. 3rd, 2013, and made port calls in Honolulu, Sydney, Australia, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, and Tahiti, […]

  • 9 August 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The largest U.S. icebreaker, Coast Guard Cutter Healy is set to return from a 39-day science mission to the Arctic Chukchi Sea. The icebreaker will moor in Seward on August 10 to disembark 46 researchers from the University of Alaska-Anchorage and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who completed the first of three scheduled missions. Logistics for the port […]