Seattle-based Coast Guard vessel cuts 60-mile path through Antarctic ice.
MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica – A Seattle-based Coast Guard vessel cut a 60-mile channel through Antartic ice en route to McMurdo Station.
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived at the National Science Foundation facility Tuesday.
“We experienced a significantly larger ice field this year compared to the last several years,” said Capt. Michael Davanzo, commanding officer of the Polar Star. “In several areas, the ice was under considerable pressure and covered with several inches of snow, slowing our progress. Despite these challenges, the crew worked around the clock to prepare the resupply channel before the arrival of the first ship.” More Information – Read full article here