Friday, September 19, 2008

Healy makes Ship of the Week!

Thanks to Kurt for pointing this out to me:

"In keeping with the arctic theme, this weeks Interesting Ship is the United States Coast Guard Cutter Healy  (WAGB-20).  The ship is a research icebreaker that was first put into commission on November 10, 1999.  Healy  provides more than 4,200 square feet of laboratory space, numerous electronic sensor systems, oceanographic  winches, and accommodations for up to 50 scientists.  It is capable of breaking 4 1/2 feet of ice continuously at  three knots and can operate in temperatures as low as -50 degrees F."

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