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CGC Polar Star departs for Antarctic Patrol

Family members and friends of crewmembers assigned to Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, a 399-foot Polar Class Icebreaker homeported in Seattle, wave from the pier as they watch the cutter get underway from Coast Guard Base Seattle, Dec. 3, 2013. The cutter's crew departed for Antartica to resupply the National Science Foundation Scientific Research Station in McMurdo in support of Operation Deep Freeze. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katleyn Tyson)



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This work, CGC Polar Star departs for Antarctic Patrol [Image 2 of 2], by PO3 Katelyn Shearer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.03.2013

Date Posted:12.03.2013 17:11

Photo ID:1065027

VIRIN:131203-G-YG480-0026

Resolution:4256x2832

Size:4.74 MB

Location:SEATTLE, WA, USGlobe

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