Icebreakers Learn about the Healy

USCGC HEALY (WAGB-20), the United States newest polar capable icebreaker, was commissioned as a U. S. Coast Guard cutter on August 21, 2000.

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Cruise Planning Planning a Healy Cruise

This section of the USCG Icebreakers website includes information for scientists who plan to conduct research on Healy or the Polar breakers

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Science Support Healy Science Systems

The technical support for Healy science systems has evolved significantly since Healy's first science cruise in 2001. In addition to USCG personnel, currently the science systems on Healy are supported by ESU and STARC.

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Data & Reports Track the Healy in Real-time

Access webcam images, cruise catalog, real-time track map and other various real-time data.

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September 16, 2014 U.S. icebreaker fleet will need makeover by about 2020, Coast Guard says September 15, 2014 Coast Guard Crew Returns Following Arctic Science Deployment November 25, 2013 Senate amendment aims to build new Arctic icebreakers

The U.S. Navy would be authorized to build up to four heavy-duty polar icebreakers for U.S. Coast Guard use under a bipartisan amendment inserted last week into a military authorization bill that was sponsored by senators from Alaska and Washington state.

The amendment would give the U.S. Navy authority to contract for the vessels and have them built, then transfer ownership to the Coast Guard, the only service with responsibility for icebreaker missions, according to the amendment language.

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