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US Senators propose construction of six new heavy-duty icebreakers for Arctic activities

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 - 05:39 UTC
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Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski introduced this month the bipartisan Icebreaker Recapitalization Act with Washington Senator Maria Cantwell that would authorize the U.S. Navy to construct up to 6 heavy icebreakers. The new icebreakers would be designed and operated by the Coast Guard, since under US law it is the sole service responsible for icebreaking missions. Read full article


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  • Briton

    US Coast guard,
    the Antarctic is a long way from the USA I it not,

    and if you did get 6 or 7, can we have some more..

    May 27th, 2015 - 10:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    Now it's the 'Heavy Icebreaker' race with Putin!

    TDC STILL haven't got their useless icebreaker working yet or are they afraid it will sink at the first piece of ice it hits?

    It must be SO embarrassing to be an argie!

    The WHOLE WORLD laughs at you!

    Dumb fucks.

    May 27th, 2015 - 12:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DennisA

    Why don't they sit tight and wait for the Arctic ice to melt because of global warming? Or is there something they won't admit to?

    May 27th, 2015 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • knarfw

    There's only one US Icebreaker in that photo, the other is Canadian.

    May 27th, 2015 - 06:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    And according to Argentine secret service, two argentine stealth boats,
    painted white, are their

    May 28th, 2015 - 07:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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