Lead paint peels from walls marked with warnings of asbestos. “You’re overloading the port shaft,” said a voice from Main Control, deep below decks. USCGC Polar Star - the U.S. Coast Guard's only heavy icebreaker. Arellano: A teen center turns into a food pantry to survive COVID-19. He served on a team that won the Pulitzer for Public Service for exposing U.S. immigration agency abuses. If there was any solace, it was the next port. A 25-foot harbor patrol boat passes by the 399-foot U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star as it sits moored at a dock in Seattle. Column One: Beneath the bling — Lakers championship rings feature many special surprises. A 25-foot harbor patrol boat passes by the 399-foot U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star as it sits moored at a dock in Seattle. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. The aging Polar Star is the United States’ only operational heavy icebreaker. “She’s an old beast, and you gotta know how to run her,” Sellar says. Le migliori offerte per 1973 USCGC Polar Star WAGB-10 Icebreaker Lockheed Terminal Annex Seattle Cover sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di … In addition to the two Polar-class icebreakers, the USCG has a third polar-capable icebreaker, USCGC Healy (WAGB-20). On June 30, 2006, the USCG placed the Polar Starin "Commission-Special" status in Seattle, WA. McMurdo sent four more bolts in a helicopter, which set down on the ice because the ship’s flight deck was no longer certified for landings. The Pentagon intends to develop a space fleet of orbiting lasers, missile sensors and satellites. The ship made it through just one more season before commanders moved to retire it. The U.S. Coast Guard’s Polar Star is … Trying to create a social pod so her daughter could again play with her friends led this mom down a rabbit hole of awkwardness, rejection and frustration. But the research conducted in Antarctica can’t be done anywhere else. The United States spends $2 billion a day on the most advanced military ever assembled, with more aircraft carriers, fighter planes and nuclear submarines than any other nation. Seals rupture. Dominion Voting Systems sues Giuliani for $1.3 billion over election-fraud claims. With the ocean resupply at McMurdo Station in Antarctica canceled this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Coast Guard plans to send the heavy icebreaker … Even so, Coast Guard commanders and allies in Congress say the U.S. will need more icebreakers as climate change reshapes the polar regions. The rattling of window frames and ceiling tiles competed with the Christian rock playing from her smartphone. Each time the ship makes the 11,500-mile journey to Antarctica, it falls apart. They’d patch up the desalination units yet again. The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker USCGC Polar Star (WAGB-10) at anchor near Palmer Station, Antarctica, in 1983. On February 22, 2017, the U.S Coast Guard announced it had awarded five fixed-price contracts worth $20 million for the future heavy polar icebreaker design studies and analysis. Halley Harding was a gifted athlete and journalist who railed against bigotry and racism. Jopling and an assistant crawled back into the compartment, staving off the cold with jokes about working without pay. In September, the Coast Guard decided to send the Polar Star on the first U.S. icebreaker winter cruise into Arctic waters since 1982. On more modern ships, crew members can remotely activate sprinkler systems or chemical retardants. A shot of purple fire retardant cut through the steam. Crew members figured that if anyone could plug the hole, it would be chief engineer Brad Jopling, the son of a Montana heavy-equipment mechanic. On New Year’s, crew members joined more than a million spectators awed by fireworks that showered Australia’s Sydney Harbor with gold, purple and silver. The vessel CGCPOLARSTAR (IMO: 7367471, MMSI 367255000) is a Icebreaker built in 1976 (44 years old) and currently sailing under the flag of USA. Seawater sprayed through a broken fitting into a cramped compartment that houses the shaft turning the main propeller, which drives water past the rudder. The Polar Star waits in Vallejo, Calif., April 23 for a river dredge to be fixed so the icebreaker can enter Mare Island Dry Dock for months of repairs. Born in Scotland and raised in Boston, he has reported from all seven continents. Pharmaceutical company Merck is giving up on two potential COVID-19 vaccines following poor results in early-stage studies. Then another. “Polar Star is poised to head into the cold, dark Arctic winter to carry out a historic mission,” said Capt. The Polar Star will be working in the Arctic to protect the United States’ “maritime sovereignty and security in the region.” Research on how emperor penguins endure extreme pressure during deep dives has led to improvements in anesthesia. The hope was that, wrapped in plastic, the mats would form enough of a seal to slow the flow. The 399-foot icebreaker is the only ship in U.S. service capable of clearing a path through the Antarctic ice to escort three refuel and resupply ships to McMurdo Station during Operation Deep Freeze. The Lakers’ 2020 NBA championship rings may have cost more than $20,000 each and feature nods to Kobe Bryant and the unique challenges the season presented. It was good timing: The federal shutdown ended the next day. NEW YORK - The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star is in Alaska for a stop after spending the first 30-days of a months-long Arctic deployment.. Turning to Dungeons & Dragons to escape a real-life monster — COVID-19. Capt. Information. Still, the ship lumbered across the equator at a steady 18 mph. They would strip down and rebuild engines and turbines. According to the Seattle Times the chances that the amendment will survive into the bill, as passed, are slim. The 44-year-old heavy icebreaker is … The Coast Guard is recapitalizing its polar icebreaker fleet to ensure continued access to both polar regions and support the country's economic, commercial, maritime and national security needs. [Meet the icebreaker Polar Star, the neglected stepchild of the U.S. military industrial complex] The Polar Star will travel within the 200-mile economic zone claimed by the United States off Alaska. Richard Read is the Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Seattle, covering Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Alaska and Hawaii. The Coast Guard’s Polar Star breaks ice in Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound, clearing a path for a cargo vessel to deliver supplies for National Science Foundation research bases. These Polar Star crew members will have seen no one else in person but each other for 3 months. This scenario is likely to be the case if the one remaining icebreaker, the 44-year-old Polar Star, breaks down or gets stuck in the ice while on a mission. The vessel CG POLAR STAR (IMO: 7367471, MMSI 367255000) is a Icebreaker built in 1976 (45 years old) and currently sailing under the flag of USA. The Polar Star will detect and deter illegal fishing by foreign vessels in the U.S. Some played touch football. In football stadiums and ballparks, he fought for the rights of Black athletes. Despite this it continues to suffer from mechanical decay and requires expensive repairs on an ongoing basis. They relied instead on its slightly younger sibling, the Polar Sea — an arrangement that lasted until 2011, when that ship suffered a catastrophic engine failure and the Coast Guard relegated it to a Seattle dock as a parts donor. Six diesel locomotive engines and three gas turbines generate 75,000 horsepower to spin propellers as big around as grain silos. Riots over new coronavirus curfew draw sharp rebuke from Dutch leaders. Then firmly, she pushed the throttles from half-speed to full. [Meet the icebreaker Polar Star, the neglected stepchild of the U.S. military industrial complex] The Polar Star will travel within the 200-mile … Four days and 4 miles into the ice, the Polar Star sprang a leak. “Calm down,” he said, whipping out his cellphone to record the gusher. Merck ends development on two potential COVID-19 vaccines after poor results. Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. [12], Media related to Polar class icebreakers at Wikimedia Commons, This article is about United States Coast Guard icebreakers. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) is underway in the Chukchi Sea, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at about 10:30 a.m. Fireman Keanu Nieves-Gonzalez takes a break in the Polar Star’s hangar, formerly used for helicopters. The only U.S. icebreaker that can break through heavy ice is the neglected stepchild of the U.S. military industrial complex. Machinery that desalinates water also broke. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) is underway in the Chukchi Sea, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, at about 10:30 a.m. The USCG has been working towards securing funding for a new polar class icebreaker for at least the past decade. Rust coats decks, hatches and ladders. The roar of the ventilators in the galley quit as Joseph Sellar, a stocky 25-year-old Coast Guard culinary specialist from New Hampshire, watched seawater explode from the ceiling. Le migliori offerte per 1973 USCGC Polar Star WAGB-10 Icebreaker Lockheed Terminal Annex Seattle Cover sono su eBay Confronta prezzi e caratteristiche di prodotti nuovi e usati Molti articoli con consegna gratis! We complain about having to quarantine for 10-14 days, or about shutdowns for 3-4 weeks. In his stateroom, Stanclik held the crumbling part between his thumb and forefinger. Baker in the background, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) transits Puget Sound north of Seattle on Dec. 4, 2020. The vessel that had loomed large by Seattle’s Space Needle seemed to shrink like a toy boat against the glaring expanse of white. The Polar Star normally departs for Antarctica, but this year the pandemic has cancelled their mission to assist with res “You bleed into it, and pour your heart and soul into it,” he said. [4], Both Polar Star and Polar Sea are near the end of their effective lifetimes, and have spent years moored because they were in need of expensive and unbudgeted upgrades. The Polar Star crew is also working to detect and deter illegal fishing by foreign vessels in the U.S. Not on the Polar Star. The day before the Polar Star departed McMurdo, Stanclik let crew members walk out on the ice sheet for a few hours. As problems went, these were not especially unusual for the Polar Star. Crew members scour EBay for discontinued replacement parts. Commissioned in 1976, she was built by Lockheed Shipbuilding along with her now decommissioned sister ship, POLAR SEA (WAGB 11). This caretaker status required a reduced crew of 34 to keep the ship ready for a possible return to the ice. A year later, he’s still isolated. Voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems has sued Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, for defamation. The Polar Star chugged into Pearl Harbor, using a gas-guzzling turbine usually reserved for ice-breaking. Here’s how it went wrong. Homeported in Seattle, Washington, US Coast Guard Cutter POLAR STAR (WAGB 10) is the United States' only heavy icebreaker. All are homeported in Seattle, Washington. The Polar Star suffered ship-wide power outages twice over the next 11 days. On Jan. 24, the Polar Star finally docked at McMurdo. The Polar Star chugged into Pearl Harbor, using a … On the dashboard, an indicator light flashed red. Commissioned in 1976, she was built by Lockheed Shipbuilding along with her now decommissioned sister ship, POLAR SEA (WAGB 11). Politicians and local leaders have condemned rioters who clashed with police in towns and cities across the Netherlands over a coronavirus curfew. U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star was live. Four days later, the Coast Guard announced that a Mississippi company would build a new heavy icebreaker by 2024 for $746million. “You can’t just turn the key.”, Behind the story: Hitching a ride on a dilapidated Coast Guard icebreaker. The 399-foot icebreaker is the only ship in U.S. service capable of clearing a path through the Antarctic ice to escort three refuel and resupply ships to McMurdo Station during Operation Deep Freeze. On Feb. 11, one day into the trip home, another fire broke out. Exclusive Economic Zone and conduct Arctic training essential for developing future icebreaker operators. All you got to do is get everyone home safe, and make it better. The Polar Star spent six days in port before embarking again on Dec. 10, its port propeller and desalination machinery working. This Wuhan man criticized China’s handling of COVID-19. [8][9][10] It was a major triumph for a branch of the military long neglected by Congress. [11] Exclusive Economic Zone and conduct Arctic training essential for developing future icebreaker operators. Scientists have drilled down more than 2 miles for ice cores that show how the climate has changed over thousands of years. Gregory Stanclik remained upbeat at briefings as he addressed crew members lined up on the rear deck, swaying in unison against the waves. The freighter, loaded with 400 cargo containers, followed just 500 feet behind the icebreaker to prevent the space between them from freezing over. For other vessels referred to as Polar-class icebreakears, see, Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, "Scrapping the Polar Sea stopped while lawmakers search for budgetary icebreaker", "Northrop Grumman to Supply Polar Ice Breaker Navigation Support for U.S. Coast Guard", "CG Steps Up Bid to Rescue Icebreaker Funding", "Allen: Polar Star to be Reactivated by 2013", "Icebreaker Polar Star Gets $57 million Overhaul", "Washington, Alaska senators pave way for 4 new icebreakers", "Alaska, Washington Senators Introduce Bipartisan Icebreaker Amendment", "Senators push for new heavy polar icebreakers", "Coast Guard awards $20 million for icebreaker studies", "Zukunft: Changing Arctic Could Lead to Armed U.S. Icebreakers in Future Fleet", List of cutters of the United States Coast Guard, Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Polar-class_icebreaker&oldid=992817727, Ships built by Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 3 knots (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph) in 6-foot (1.8 m) ice, 16,000 nautical miles (30,000 km; 18,000 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph), 28,275 nautical miles (52,365 km; 32,538 mi) at 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph), This page was last edited on 7 December 2020, at 07:05. For two minutes, the foghorn echoed across Pearl Harbor. The four senators sponsoring the amendment were Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, from Washington, and Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski, from Alaska. With internet service often down, officers authorized extra satellite-phone time. Glistening boulder-sized shards broke off, bobbing toward the stern. This scenario is likely to be the case if the one remaining icebreaker, the 44-year-old Polar Star, breaks down or gets stuck in the ice while on a mission. Damage Controlman First Class James “Hiner” Hill, second from left, conducts a seminar in the Polar Star’s workshop where crew members weld and fabricate parts. Crew members were relieved. The U.S. Coast Guard’s sole polar icebreaker, USCGC Polar Star, has arrived in Dutch Harbor, Alaska as part of its unusual Arctic deployment. In September, the Coast Guard decided to send the Polar Star on the first U.S. icebreaker winter cruise into Arctic waters since 1982. [5][6][7] The vessels conduct Arctic and Antarctic research and are the primary icebreakers that clear the channel into McMurdo Station for supply ships. A portable pump slowed the water’s rise while he and his team devised a plan. With no other heavy icebreakers in its fleet, the U.S. would have little choice but to rely on foreign help for a rescue. So electricians back in Seattle extracted the identical coil from the Polar Sea and sent it by air to Honolulu. We complain about having to quarantine for 10-14 days, or about shutdowns for 3-4 weeks. Then it crashed through the ice sheet. But she knew that flooding the oil-streaked floor would create more hazards. Six hundred and fifty miles north of Antarctica, sirens blared. The frigid conditions, ideal for some of the world’s most sophisticated telescopes, enabled astronomers worldwide to capture the first photograph of a black hole. Bill Woitrya, the cutter’s commanding officer. After decades of abuse, the vessel lists to port, but its sewer pipes drain to starboard, jamming and overflowing toilets. A black wall phone jangled. Polar Star was commissioned in 1976. On a second try, they managed to cut the stream to a trickle. The USCG has been working towards securing funding for a new polar class icebreaker for at least the past decade. Under a 2006 law, since the vessels were designated primarily as research vessels, the National Science Foundation pays for and runs the United States' ice breaking vessels, using Coast Guard crews. “All you got to do is get everyone home safe, and make it better.”. U.S. Coast Guard. The next day, the ship suffered yet another indignity: Its whistle stuck. The Polar Star’s record-breaking winter Arctic latitude is 72° 11′ N. For more breaking news follow us on Twitter and Facebook. No need to register, buy now! The brittle fitting, an inch and a quarter in diameter, had been mistakenly installed during a previous repair. They’d place the three 85,000-pound propellers on wide-load trucks to haul them 600 miles to Oregon for reconditioning. The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) is in the fast Ice Jan. 2, 2020, approximately 20 miles north of McMurdo Station, Antarctica. The ship’s bulbous prow thrust upward, riding a ledge, penguins scattering in its path. The Polar Star sits in the Port of Dutch Harbor. Rust stains the Polar Star’s bridge, where Lt. Sam Krakower, the ship’s assistant operations officer, writes vessel traffic updates on windshield glass. Just think about that for a minute. “ Polar Star is poised to head into the cold, dark Arctic winter to carry out a historic mission,” said Capt. Seventeen miles of ice, 6 to 10 feet thick, stood between the ship and McMurdo Station. A crane lowered Jopling in a “man basket” to walk out and retrieve them. The heavy icebreaker, the United States’ sole effective icebreaker, is on its first Arctic deployment in decades, Woitrya said in a phone interview. Enough ice has melted to open Arctic shipping lanes — at least seasonally — as well as areas that hold rare-earth metals and perhaps a quarter of the earth’s undiscovered oil and gas. Polar Star, which is also US's only heavy icebreaker, reached what the Coast Guard called a "record-breaking winter Arctic latitude" of 72° 11' … The nation’s sole heavy icebreaker is heading to the Arctic as a result of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. A petty officer who used a surfboard repair kit to fix a generator, saving the ship from encroaching ice, received an award from the Coast Guard commandant. The operational polar fleet currently includes one 399-foot heavy icebreaker (Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, commissioned in 1976) and one 420-foot medium icebreaker (Coast Guard Cutter Healy, commissioned in 2000). Engineers at Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co. shaped its hardened-steel hull — 399 feet long and 83 feet wide — like a football, pointed at both stem and stern. The next stage of the voyage — through the Southern Ocean — proved especially rough as massive waves battered the ship. Crew members rolled from bunks. You bleed into it, and pour your heart and soul into it. U.S. heavy icebreaker Polar Star departs for Arctic deployment With Mt. Both Polar Star and Polar Sea are near the end of their effective lifetimes, and have spent years moored because they were in … Lt. Krakower writes port approach plans on a windshield of the ship’s bridge at sunset. While Russia will soon have more than 50 icebreakers, the fire-engine-red ship lumbers on as a Cold War relic. Will, 25, darted into the ship’s damage-control locker and pulled on a bulky firefighting suit, mask, helmet, boots and an air tank. Find the perfect polar star icebreaker stock photo. The Polar Star, the lone U.S. heavy icebreaker, was limping home from Antarctica, where it cuts a channel each year for the delivery of crucial supplies to scientific research stations. The population at the two U.S. bases shrinks to fewer than 100 during the southern winter, when darkness sets in and polar temperatures can plunge lower than 100 degrees below zero. These cutters, specifically designed for icebreaking, have reinforced hulls, special icebreaking bows, and a system that allows rapid shifting of ballast to increase the effectiveness of their icebreaking. These Polar Star crew members will have seen no one else in person but each other for 3 months. With a loud pop, an outlet ejected a purple spark. Some crew members had seized the opportunity to take in the stark beauty of a continent that had no countries, currency, cities or hotels. He lunged toward a switch to close the overhead vents. At the dock, workers unloaded containers stowed with 52,000 chicken breasts, ground beef for 33,000 hamburgers, dough for 123,000 cookies, 18 concrete foundation footers, a tractor-trailer and a construction elevator. It’s the austral summer, the season of science, when more than 1,000 researchers and support staff live at McMurdo Station — a jumble of dorms and dozens of other buildings located on the Ross Sea’s Winter Quarters Bay — and the much smaller Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station 1,000 miles inland. Nov. 30—The global pandemic has resulted in a dramatic reshuffling of the annual cruise of the Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star. The ship spent two weeks at the base, not counting a jaunt back through the channel to the outer edge of the ice to meet the Ocean Giant. The USCG Icebreaker Polar Star is one of only a few icebreakers in the USCG fleet. Without it, the port propeller was useless. The icebreakers are being replaced by 3 heavy and 3 medium icebreakers as part of the Polar icebreaker program. However this year’s resupply mission is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The sun rises in Antarctica each October and doesn’t set again until February. The logistics stop comes 30 … USCGC POLAR STAR (WAGB 10) Seattle, WA. The leak and repair had halted the ship for more than 30 hours. President Trump had hit an impasse with Congress over funding for his wall along the border with Mexico, shutting down much of the federal government. With little else to do, the COVID-19 pandemic has given D&D players a reason to gather virtually to go on heroic quests in the increasingly popular role-playing game. In November 2013 four senators proposed an amendment to the 2014 Defense Appropriations Act authorizing the construction of four new Polar-class vessels, at a cost of $850 million each. A former Tokyo-based foreign correspondent, he won a Pulitzer Prize for a series that explained the Asian financial crisis by following a container of French fries from a Northwest farm to a Singapore McDonald’s. That night, in light of the Coast Guard’s continued lack of pay, scientists passed the hat for a $1,500 bar tab at the station’s three watering holes. Jopling, 40, never complained about being woken at odd hours by mechanics presenting handfuls of broken parts. Icebreaker Polar Star Heads Home After Successful Antarctic Season Senior Chief Petty Officer NyxoLyno Cangemi / U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area By The Maritime Executive 02-19-2020 08:10:00 These cutters are designed for open-water icebreaking and feature reinforced hulls and specially angled bows. Bill Woitrya, the cutter’s commanding officer. The torrent that inundated the galley Dec. 1 destroyed the top oven, subjecting the crew to cold cuts for a week while a $50,000 replacement was flown to Honolulu, the ship’s next port. Then it limps home for months of repairs. At 5 feet 5, she stood on tiptoes on a wooden box. But he cared deeply for the ship and worked not just to fix it but to make it stronger. “Well, that didn’t sound right,” she said to a co-worker. I tried to start a pandemic pod for my 5-year-old. With a draft as deep as an aircraft carrier, the Polar Star can rock, ram and reverse through ice up to 21 feet thick. His remarkable life isn’t well-known, but it should be. The icebreaker Polar Star was 1,000 miles out of its home port of Seattle last December, three days into its yearly voyage to resupply scientific bases in Antarctica, when a powerful swell hit its bow and flooded the deck. The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB-10) is in the fast Ice Jan. 2, 2020, approximately 20 miles north of McMurdo Station, Antarctica. On Jan. 9, it reached the ice edge at McMurdo Sound. The Coas… The second active icebreaker is the medium-duty USCG Healy . The Polar Star pulled into port in Seattle on March 11. The Polar Star, the lone U.S. heavy icebreaker, was limping home from Antarctica, where it cuts a channel each year for the delivery of crucial supplies to scientific research stations. A backup was nowhere to be found in the ship’s parts shop, which stores 5,000 replacements for items judged most likely to fail. So electricians back in Seattle extracted the identical coil from the Polar Sea and sent it by air to Honolulu. The current position of CGCPOLARSTAR is at North America West Coast (coordinates 48.94825 N / 126.68645 W) reported 11 days ago by AIS.. Bill Woitrya, the cutter’s commanding officer. 2 months ago. Without a speedy fix to regain steerage, the Polar Star would face a nightmare scenario: getting stuck in ice as the ocean froze around it. Exclusive Economic Zone and conduct Arctic training essential for developing future icebreaker operators. The ship was now a 13,500-ton jackhammer. “Polar Star is poised to head into the cold, dark Arctic winter to carry out a historic mission,” said Capt. They shoved open a door. No need to register, buy now! The nation’s sole heavy icebreaker arrived in the Aleutian Islands this week for the first time since 2013. Peeling open the metal cabinet, they found the culprit: a burned-out coil the size of a coffee can. The U.S. Coast Guard’s sole polar icebreaker, USCGC Polar Star, has arrived in Dutch Harbor, Alaska as part of its unusual Arctic deployment. The US Coast Guard’s only long-range icebreaker, the Polar Star, would typically head to the Antarctic to help with the resupply of the McMurdo Station. It was made of mild steel instead of corrosion-resistant copper nickel. The Polar Star will detect and deter illegal fishing by foreign vessels in the U.S. Operation Deep Freeze, as the annual mission is known, has often been brutal, but never more so than in 2006, when massive icebergs clogged the Ross Sea, forcing the Polar Star to ram through a record 97 miles of ice. The Polar Star will detect and deter illegal fishing by foreign vessels in the U.S. Will called for more water. Find the perfect polar star icebreaker stock photo. Just think about that for a minute. Christmas greetings over scratchy connections gave way to anxious talk with faraway family members of rent bills and loan payments. Homeported in Seattle, Washington, US Coast Guard Cutter POLAR STAR (WAGB 10) is the United States' only heavy icebreaker. Kutkiewicz broke out her cross-country skis. It debuted in 1976 as one of the world’s most powerful nonnuclear ships. 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