Where does the polar star go?

Where does the polar star go?

The Polar Star is one of two U.S. seagoing icebreakers and the only one classified as “heavy” — able to break through ice up to 21 feet thick. The vessel left Seattle in early December and traveled through the Gulf of Alaska, the Bering Sea and then through the thick ice of the Chukchi Sea.

Is the polar star still in service?

After Polar Sea was deactivated in 2010, Polar Star became the US’s only heavy icebreaker. The Coast Guard’s other icebreaker, USCGC Healy, is classified as a medium icebreaker….USCGC Polar Star (WAGB-10)

United States
Status In service
General characteristics
Class and type Polar-class icebreaker

When was the Polar Star commissioned?

November 17, 1973
USCGC Polar Star (WAGB-10)/Launched

How many icebreakers does the Coast Guard have?

two icebreakers
The Coast Guard has two icebreakers, but only one is operating following an August fire that damaged the USS Healy. Ongoing construction work on a new icebreaker is not expected to be finished until 2024.

What is the most powerful coast guard ship?

USCGC POLAR STAR (WAGB 10) Commissioned in 1976, she was built by Lockheed Shipbuilding along with her now decommissioned sister ship, POLAR SEA (WAGB 11). Three aviation-grade gas turbine engines provide USCGC POLAR STAR with up to 75,000 horsepower, making her the most powerful ship in the US Coast Guard.

How old is the Polar Star?


Observation data Epoch J2000 Equinox
Metallicity 112% solar
Rotation 119 days
Rotational velocity (v sin i) 14 km/s
Age 70 Myr

What is the max age to join the Coast Guard?

You must be a U.S. citizen or a Resident Alien. Be between the ages of 17-31 (up to age 32 if qualified for attending guaranteed ‘A’ school) for Active Duty. (If you are 17, you’ll need parental consent.) Reservists must be between 17-40.

Does England have a Coast Guard?

Her Majesty’s Coastguard (HMCG) is a section of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency responsible, through the Secretary of State for Transport to Parliament, for the initiation and co-ordination of all maritime search and rescue (SAR) within the UK Maritime Search and Rescue Region.