USCG issues RFI on SLEP of icebreaker Polar Star

JULY 22, 2018 —Looking to squeeze a bit more life out of its only active heavy polar icebreaker, the U.S. Coast Guard released a request for information (RFI) on July 18 to

Viking Supply sells three PSV’s, takes $12 million hit

JUNE 27, 2018 — Viking Supply Ships A/S, a wholly owned subsidiary of Viking Supply Ships AB, has today entered an agreement to sell three medium sized PSV’s, namely Freyja Viking (built

GAO reports on status of heavy polar icebreaker acquisition

APRIL 16, 2018 — A just released GAO (Government Accountability Office) report — “Status of Coast Guard’s Heavy Polar Icebreaker Acquisition” — notes that the Coast Guard and Navy are preparing to

DHS seeks $750 million for Polar icebreaker program in FY2019

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 — The Department of Homeland Security’s FY2019 budget request includes $750 million for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Polar Icebreaker program. This continues efforts to award a contract for detail

VIDEO: Polar Star beats engineering challenges to complete mission

FEBRUARY 7, 2018 — The U.S. Coast Guard’s sole operational heavy icebreaker, the Polar Star, is at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, after completing its mission Tuesday in support of the National Science Foundation

USCG collects Polar Star data for icebreaker acquisition effort

FEBRUARY 5, 2018 — The Coast Guard’s C4ISR Program is collecting  baseline vibration, acceleration and temperature data on board the heavy polar icebreaker Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star to provide input for

VIDEO: USS Little Rock to winter in Montreal, not Florida

JANUARY 23, 2018 — The USS Little Rock (LCS 9), the Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, is set to spend the winter in Montreal rather than its new homeport of Mayport, FL.

ABB completes major upgrade of Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker

DECEMBER 20, 2017 — ABB has successfully concluded installing the latest hardware and software onboard the 38-year Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) icebreaker CCGS Pierre Radisson as part of a complete upgrade to

VIDEO: Ponant orders cruise icebreaker with hybrid LNG dual fuel power

DECEMBER 18, 2017 —Starting in 2021, French luxury cruise line Ponant aims to take passengers where few have gone before—beyond the North Pole on Arctic Ocean crossings to Greenland’s northern coast and

Navy, USCG issue Draft RFP for Polar icebreaker

OCTOBER 30, 2017—The U.S. Navy in collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard under its Integrated Program Office, recently took the next step and released a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the