“Media Advisory: Coast Guard Cutter Healy returns to Seattle from 133-day trip around North America” –D13

Passing along this Press release. There is a link at the bottom to a lot of good photos.

Welcome back home Healy.

united states coast guard

Media Advisory

U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest

Media Advisory: Coast Guard Cutter Healy returns to Seattle from 133-day trip around North America

WHO: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy and crew.

WHAT: Return to homeport following a 22,000-mile, 133-day deployment circumnavigating North America. The commanding officer will be available for interviews following the cutter’s mooring.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at 12 p.m. estimated ship arrival.

WHERE: Pier 36, 1519 Alaskan Way S, Seattle, WA 98134.

Healy deploys annually to the Arctic in support of oceanographic research and Operation Arctic Shield, the Service’s annual operation to execute U.S. Coast Guard missions, enhance maritime domain awareness, strengthen partnerships, and build preparedness, prevention, and response capabilities across the Arctic domain.

Commissioned in 2000, Healy is one of two active polar icebreakers in the Coast Guard’s fleet. Healy is capable of breaking 4 feet of ice continuously and up to 8 feet of ice while backing and ramming.

The U.S. Coast Guard is recapitalizing its polar icebreaker fleet to ensure continued access to the Polar Regions and protect the country’s economic, commercial, environmental, and national security interests.  The Coast Guard and U.S. Navy, through an integrated program office, on April 23, 2019, awarded VT Halter Marine Inc., of Pascagoula, Mississippi, a fixed-price incentive contract for the detail, design and construction of the lead Polar security cutter with contract delivery planned for 2025.

Additional photos from Healy’s deployment are available here.

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