Coast Guard: Status of Polar Icebreaking Fleet Capability and Recapitalization Plan [open pdf - 4MB]
"The Coast Guard is responsible for providing polar icebreaking capability for the United States and operates two polar icebreakers: a heavy icebreaker, the Polar Star, that is nearing the end of its expected service life, and the Healy, a medium icebreaker. To maintain polar icebreaking capability to access the Arctic and Antarctic (i.e. the Polar Regions), the Coast Guard is seeking to recapitalize its polar icebreaking fleet through the acquisition of three new heavy polar icebreakers."
|Publisher:||United States. Government Accountability Office|
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