Icebreakers Keeping Access to Kamchatka Submarine Base Open

January 22, 2020 (Google Translation) – The accumulation of ice and its compaction in the bay occurred due to severe frosts that lasted for a week, which significantly affected the safety of parking and the navigation of underwater cruisers. The main task of ensuring safe navigation in the bay was assigned to the patrol icebreaker of project 97P “Ivan Susanin”,…

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Coast Guard Cutter Healy gets underway for months-long Arctic patrol

July 24, 2019 – Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) departed for a months-long deployment to the Arctic Ocean on Monday. The cutter will support multiple science missions, as well as Operation Arctic Shield, the service’s annual operation to execute U.S. Coast Guard missions, enhance maritime domain awareness, strengthen partnerships, and build preparedness, prevention, and response capabilities across the Arctic domain.…

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Icebreaker “Óscar Viel” Says Goodbye

February 11, 2019 (Google Translation) – On January 4, at the pier of Asmar in Punta Arenas, the farewell ceremony of the icebreaker AP-46 “Almirante Óscar Viel” belonging to the Third Naval Zone was held, starting its last navigation on January 8 to Talcahuano. where, officially, this Monday, February 11, he was discharged from the service of the Chilean Navy.…

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Icebreaking Begins at Kamchatka Submarine Base

January 2, 2019 (Google Translation) – In Kamchatka, in order to eliminate difficult ice conditions, the ships of the auxiliary fleet of the Pacific Fleet embarked on an intensive ice breaking at the basing station of nuclear submarines of the Pacific Fleet. The accumulation of ice and its compaction in places up to half a meter in Krasheninnikov Bay occurred…

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Inter-service tactical exercise on safeguarding RF State Border starts in Kamchatka

July 2, 2018 – Today, a planned inter-service tactical exercise on safeguarding RF State Border starts in Kamchatka has started in Kamchatka. The exercise involves units and subunits of the Pacific Fleet, Border Directorate of the RF Federal Security Service on the Eastern Arctic Area, Russian National Guard (Rosgvardia) and Russian Interior Ministry on the Kamchatka Territory. During the exercise,…

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GE to Provide Full Propulsion System Solution to the Chilean Navy’s Icebreaker

GE’s Marine Solutions was chosen by ASMAR Shipyards to provide the complete scope of an integrated marine propulsion system for the Chilean Navy’s new Antarctic icebreaking Polar Class vessel. It will replace the retired icebreaker to continue the navy’s Antarctic expedition for search and rescue missions, scientific research, logistic support and resupplying bases in the Chilean Antarctic Territory. The 110-meter…

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US Coast Guard begins icebreaking operations in the western Great Lakes

U.S. Coast Guard Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite today in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial ports of western Lake Superior and the lower St. Marys River. Before ice impedes commercial navigation, icebreakers were assigned to each region. Today, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Alder was assigned to manage the ice breaking needs of western Lake Superior,…

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Asmar completes the repairs period of the AP-46 Almirante Viel

Google Translation The icebreaker AP-46 Admiral Óscar Viel of the Chilean Navy returned at the end of November to the naval base of Punta Arenas after completing a repairs program carried out by Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada (Asmar). The vessel spent seven months in the company’s Talcahuano industrial plant undergoing a series of major works aimed at maintaining…

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US Navy Releases Draft Request For Proposal For Coast Guard Icebreaker Design, Construction

The U.S. Navy, in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) under an Integrated Program Office (IPO), released a draft Request for Proposal (RFP) Oct. 19 for the detail design and construction of a Heavy Polar Icebreaker (HPIB). The draft RFP is for one HPIB, with options for two additional HPIBs. The USCG requires new heavy icebreakers to ensure continued…

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Newest icebreaker Ilya Muromets to launch final trials on Wednesday

It is scheduled that the newest icebreaker Ilya Muromets will leave Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg to start the state test on October 4-7. Before the beginning, representatives of the Navy High Command will check the crew readiness for the test. In course of state tests, all specifications and systems of the icebreaker Ilya Muromets are to be checked. In…

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New polar ship construction milestone

A major feat of engineering takes place this week (21 August) as the “stern section” of the new polar research ship for Britain, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, is transported by barge from Hebburn-based shipyard A&P Tyne (Newcastle), part of A&P Group, to Cammell Laird’s shipyard in Birkenhead. The new ship is a major UK Government investment in frontier science.…

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