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  • 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 […]

  • 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).

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 7 December 2018
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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
    Authorities

    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 […]

  • 22 October 2012
    Training & Education

    The Honourable Gail Shea, Acting Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, is pleased to welcome back the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir Wilfrid Laurier and its 32 crew members. The ship is returning from nearly four months in the Arctic. The CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier left its home port in Victoria in early July, on a […]

  • 10 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

      The Canadian Coast Guard has awarded Vard Marine an engineering services contract for concept exploration with a focus on the coast guard’s future fleet renewal program. The work scope includes parametric concept design, feasibility studies and operational analysis, system design studies, trade-off analysis, and cost modelling. As explained by Vard, the work is intended […]

  • 5 April 2012
    Industry news

    Vancouver Shipyards has been awarded additional NSPS Vessels. Canadian Coast Guard has elected to spend $5.2 billion for the construction of additional ships under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program along with other capital expenditures as announced in last week’s Federal Budget. Under the original NSPS award from October 19, 2011, Vancouver Shipyards has […]

  • 22 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans,  announced yesterday, February 21, the government’s $360 Million investment to extend the life of the Canadian Coast Guard fleet, which will benefit the Canadian shipbuilding industry across the country and build on the government’s priority to support jobs and growth. As part of the unprecedented investment […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian Minister of Public Services and Procurement announced the signing of two contracts with Seaspan worth $65.4 M under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) for Vancouver Shipyards Co.  The two new contracts will allow Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. to initiate early discussions with potential suppliers and to purchase material and equipment to build the Offshore Oceanographic […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Chilean state-owned shipbuilder ASMAR has officially started construction on the new Antarctic icebreaking vessel for the Chilean Navy. The steel-cutting ceremony took place on August 16 and was attended by shipyard and navy officials. Dubbed Project “Antarctica I”, the new Polar-class vessel will replace the icebreaker Contraalmirante Oscar Viel Toro which is nearing the end […]