USCG Icebreaker Back After Circumnavigation of North America via Northwest Passage
On Saturday, the crew of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy, one of the nation’s two icebreakers, returned to their home port of Seattle after a 22,000-mile, 133-day deployment that circumnavigated North America.
Under Commanding Officer Capt. Kenneth Boda, the crew supported high-latitude oceanographic research missions, participated in an international search-and-rescue exercise, and engaged in exercises with surface ...
Commander Philip Baxa, operations officer aboard Healy, hugs his family at the Base Seattle pier Saturday, Nov. 20. (USCG photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Clark)Full Story »