Polar Star Sets World Record With Voyage to Antarctica

Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star has set a new world record as they reached the southernmost navigable region on earth. At 12:55 p.m., New Zealand time, the nearly 400-foot icebreaker reached a position of 78 degrees, 44 minutes, 1.32 seconds south latitude off Antarctica’s coast, approximately 500 yards from the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf. This distance surpassed the…

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