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Polar Star Experiences Series Of Technical Failures During Annual Antarctic Mission

January 31 2019


The U.S. Coast Guard’s sole operational heavy icebreaker has suffered multiple breakdowns this month, raising concerns about its operational life, reports the KOMO AM radio news (Seattle).

The Polar Star, which has been in service for 42 years, arrived at McMurdo Station in Antarctica earlier this month to take part in Operation Deep Freeze, a yearly replenishment mission.

During the deployment, the icebreaker suffered multiple technical problems, including the failure of the...

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