Polar Star Reaches Southernmost Navigable Waters on Earth

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) reached the southernmost navigable waters on the planet Feb. 17 while underway in the Bay of Whales, Antarctica. Polar Star reached a position of 78 degrees, 44 minutes, 1.32 seconds south latitude at 12:55 p.m. New Zealand time, holding a distance of approximately 500 yards from the edge of the Ross Ice…

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Military Sealift Command Supports Operation Deep Freeze

The operation is part of MSC’s annual resupply mission in support of Operation Deep Freeze, the Joint Task Force Support for Antarctica mission to resupply the remote scientific outpost. The crew of Peary are working with Seabees from Navy Cargo Handling Battalion ONE (NCHB -1) to offload their fuel cargo, at the newly constructed ice-pier, ensuring all safety precautions are…

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Polar Star’s 25th Deployment for Operation Deep Freeze

The United States’ only heavy icebreaker departed its homeport in Seattle November 13th with a crew of 159 U.S. Coast Guard men and women and is heading toward Antarctica. This year marks Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star’s 25th journey to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze, an annual joint military mission to resupply the United States Antarctic stations in…

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MV Ocean Giant Concludes Operation Deep Freeze Retrograde Offload

March 12, 2020 – Military Sealift Command-chartered multi-purpose vessel MV Ocean Giant has successfully completed Operation Deep Freeze (ODF) cargo offload operations in Port Hueneme, Calif. The operation was part of MSC’s annual resupply mission in support of the Joint Task Force Support for Antarctica mission to the NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. A team from MSC, including Navy Reservists from…

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