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CGC Polar Star departs for Antarctic patrol

Two tugboats escort Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, a 399-foot Polar Class Icebreaker homeported in Seattle, through Elliott Bay after the cutter got underway from Coast Guard Base Seattle, Dec. 3, 2013. CGC Polar Star's crew departed for Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze for the first time since 2006, following a three-year overhaul to the cutter and test period. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Tyson)



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This work, CGC Polar Star departs for Antarctic patrol [Image 1 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 17:12

Photo ID:1065028

VIRIN:131203-G-YG480-0042

Resolution:2100x1500

Size:1.4 MB

Location:SEATTLE, WA, USGlobe

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