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USCGC Polar Star


USCGC Polar Star

-Designed for open-water icebreaking
-Has a reinforced hull and special icebreaking bow
-Can continuously break 1.8 meters of ice at 3 knots
-Can break 6.4 meters of ice backing and ramming
-121 meters long, one of the largest ships in the US Coast Guard
-One of the world's most powerful non-nuclear ships
-Recently completed a $90 million overhaul
-Maximum speed is 18 knots

Source: US Coast Guard
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