Author: Capt. Jeffrey D. Hartman USCG (ret)Publish On: 2014
alaska. IcebreakIng. The saltwater area known as the Arctic is considered the seas north of the Aleutian Islands, including the Bering Sea, the Arctic Ocean, the Chukchi Sea, and the Beaufort Sea. Not many of these waters contain ice ...
Author: Capt. Jeffrey D. Hartman USCG (ret)
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The Arctic is a place of great challenges and great rewards. A century ago, it was whale oil; today, it is motor oil. The increasing open water in the warmer months is attracting cruise ships to tour the Arctic. Significant offshore oil and natural gas deposits are of great interest to an oil-dependent economy. But the history of the Arctic is full of surprises for the unwary and the unprepared, despite native peoples having managed to live there for thousands of years. Oil spills or maritime emergencies can--and do--arise a long way off from assistance. Legendary Arctic storms are, if anything, becoming more intense and dangerous. All this is in an area inaccessible by roads or by sea except for icebreakers the majority of the year. It is of extreme interest to the US Coast Guard, charged with protecting seafarers, enforcing laws, and facilitating commerce.
“Change in Sweden's icebreaker plans causes controversy,” Alaska Dispatch, September 18, 2011, http:// www.alaskadispatch.com/article/change-swedens-icebreaker-plans-causes-controversy. 4. Alex DeMarban, “Russian icebreaker to deliver ...
Author: Heather A. Conley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Political Science
Arctic Economics in the 21st Century explores the key economic dynamics at play in the rapidly changing Arctic region. This report evaluates both the economic benefits of an increasingly open Arctic region and the costs of exploring the riches of the American Arctic.
An example of a typical mission that could be classified " severe " is one which requires seasonal operation at each pole , with the need for transit to the opposite pole at the end of each polar icebreaking season . Alaska as well as ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime TransportationPublish On: 2008
AK.US STATE OF ALASKA OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR JUNEAU March 18 , 2008 The President The White House Washington , DC 20500 Dear Mr. President : I write in support of new icebreakers for the U.S. Coast Guard .
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Coast Guard and NavigationPublish On: 1983
I have more questions , but I will turn first to the gentleman who represents more ice than anyone in this city , the gentleman from Alaska . Mr. YOUNG . Thank you , Mr. Chairman . Although the temperature has been very favorable in ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries. Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Navigation
It has not over the top of Alaska , through the neighbors — Russia to the west and Can been made a priority . ... and they are icebreakers . extraordinary challenges . participating in the Arctic Council and They are fishing vessels ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and TransportationPublish On: 1981
What is the present icebreaking capability of the Coast Guard in terms of numbers of polar and other icebreakers ... If the demand for icebreaking services expands on the Great Lakes and in the Alaskan Arctic then additional resources ...
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Icebreakers and icebreaking supply vessels are presently being used to support exploration drilling operations in the Canadian Beaufort Sea . If a transshipment terminal is not constructed on the south side of the Alaska Peninsula ...
Neither MMS nor the Alaska Department of Fish and Game have information that suggests that herring spawn cyclically ... If winter operations are ever proposed , the need for icebreaking support vessels will be evaluated in review of ...
Author: United States. Coast GuardPublish On: 1975
7 buoy tenders are used in the coastal waters of Alaska . The discovery of large mineral and oil deposits in Alaska may affect icebreaking requirements significantly . Icebreaking mission days will be increased by using augmented crews ...
are looking to add more icebreakers to their fleets. The United States only has one heavy icebreaker, while Russia has more than 40 ships ready to cut polar ice. “The highways of the Arctic are paved by icebreakers,” Alaska senator Dan ...
Author: Nick Veronica
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Traveling by boat in cold climates would be extremely difficult without icebreakers. These special boats help create paths in ice that allow other vessels to travel frigid, ice-filled waters to deliver people and supplies to places often inaccessible without their hard work. Readers will dive in to explore how icebreakers work and what special tools they have to keep other boats safe in the water. Full-color photographs show icebreakers leading ships to Antarctica and other ice breaking projects while exploring the other places these boats work around the world.
The types of vessels that typically produce noise in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas include barges , skiffs with outboard motors , icebreakers , tourism and scientific research vessels , and vessels associated with oil and gas ...
... Lakes ports — thanks to Coast logistical support to the Alaskan Guard icebreaking efforts during the supertankers , deepwater ports ... With have to be built in water more than northern Alaska defense 100 feet deep . installations .
Author: United States. Department of the Interior. Office of Economic AnalysisPublish On: 1972
One , prepared by the Shipbuilders ' Council 257 , shows lower perbarrel costs for icebreaking tankers to the West Coast than for the trans - Alaska system , but the detailed assumptions are not fully described in the presentation ...
Author: United States. Department of the Interior. Office of Economic Analysis
--The POLAR STAR , the newest Coast Guard icebreaker , has little trouble on her first voyage through ice off Alaska waters . U.S. Coast Guard Photo . construction of a nuclear - powered icebreaker for op of crisis areas .
Category: Marine meteorology
November issue includes abridged index to yearly volume.
19.6 ICEBREAKING Icebreaking is believed to result in noise levels greater than those normally associated with ship ... of the lack of specific plans for increased icebreaking during offshore exploration in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea .
Author: Paul R. Becker
Category: Environmental impact analysis
Proceedings of meeting with additional information which postdates the meeting or is appropriate to make the report more comprehensive. Diapir field consists of the continental shelf of the Alaskan Beaufort Sea and northeast portion of the Chukchi Sea.
Author: National Research CouncilPublish On: 2007-03-14
Despite some missions of opportunity, the primary use of U.S. heavy icebreakers (POLAR STAR and POLAR SEA), ... ICEBREAKING NEEDS IN THE ARCTIC Because of the geographic location of Alaska, the United States is an Arctic nation with ...
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
The United States has enduring national and strategic interests in the polar regions, including citizens living above the Arctic circle and three year-round scientific stations in the Antarctic. Polar icebreaking ships areÂ needed to access both regions.Â Over the past several decades, the U.S. government has supported a fleet of four icebreakers -- three multi-mission U.S. Coast Guard ships (theÂ POLAR SEA, POLAR STAR, and HEALY) and the National Science Foundationâ€™s PALMER, which is dedicated solely to scientific research.Â Today, the POLAR STAR and the POLAR SEA are at the end of their service lives, andÂ a lack of funds and no plans for an extension of the program has put U.S. icebreaking capability at risk. This report concludes that the United States should continue to support its interests in the Arctic and Antarctic for multiple missions, including maintaining leadership in polar science. The report recommends that the United States immediately program, budget, design, and construct two new polar icebreakers to be operated by the U.S. Coast Guard. The POLAR SEA should remain mission capable and the POLAR STAR should remain available for reactivation until the new polar icebreakers enter service. The U.S. Coast Guard should be provided sufficient operations and maintenance budget to support an increased, regular, and influential presence in the Arctic, with support from other agencies. The report also calls for a Presidential Decision Directive to clearly align agency responsibilities and budgetary authorities.
Author: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)Publish On: 1970
USA CRREL ALASKAN THEMES , PERSONNEL AND THEIR MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES The activities of some personnel transcend the ... Vehicle Performance Roads and Runways · Highway Test Section Sea Ice , Icebreaking Roads and Runways · Expedient ...
Author: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Author: Captain Jeffrey Hartman USCG (ret)Publish On: 2012-05-24
Consequently, in tight budget years they are at risk of not being funded. In 2012 the US. had one operational polar icebreaker, the Healey. But as our capabilities decrease, the current needs are increasing. Alaska's Lt. Gov.
Author: Captain Jeffrey Hartman USCG (ret)
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Alaska represents twenty percent of the land area, twenty percent of the oil production, forty percent of the fresh water of the United States, but after Wyoming, it’s the least populated state. Despite that contradiction, the state has an abundance of natural resources, history, and adventure—especially for the members of the Coast Guard that oversee its massive coastline. Captain Jeffrey Hartman served four tours of duty in Alaska with the Coast Guard. He outlines the history of Alaska and its culture and describes his experiences overseeing a number of rescue missions there. Hartman illustrates with personal experience the challenges and dangers the Service faces in carrying out its missions protecting the Alaska people, environment and maritime infrastructure. He flew helicopters from Coast Guard icebreakers, on rescue and law enforcement missions and managed the search and rescue program on Alaska’s waters. Guarding Alaska explains the many important functions that the Coast Guard serves and also examines how it’s changed in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. You’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the action as you gain a deeper appreciation for the state and the people who protect it.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and FisheriesPublish On: 1958
For example , much of the task of policing and developing Alaska after its purchase from the Russians fell to the Coast Guard . The first cutter to visit Alaska after the ... In the fall of 1897 , when 8 or 10 100 ATOMIC ICEBREAKER.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries