Defense: Coast Guard arctic mission promotes partnerships, climate research

Washington, October 05, 2021.- The Coast Guard cutter Healy and its crew are on a multipurpose mission taking them through the Arctic as they circumnavigate North America via the Northwest Passage and the Panama Canal. Coast Guard officials say the deployment aims to strengthen regional partnerships and support scientific exploration to increase understanding of the changing Arctic environment.

The Healy’s crew supported a team of international scientists conducting research aboard the cutter by deploying equipment in Baffin Bay and off the coast of Greenland.

The Healy has 85 permanent crewmembers who maintain and operate the 420-foot medium icebreaker.


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