MEDIA ADVISORY: Coast Guard Arctic icebreaker moors in Kodiak, will host interviews

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U.S. Coast Guard 17th District PA Detachment Kodiak
Contact: Coast Guard PA Detachment Kodiak
Office: (907) 487-5700
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08/22/2023 06:16 PM EDT

MEDIA ADVISORY WHO: Capt. Michele Schallip, Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) commanding officer, and Igor Polyakov, a Nansen and Amundsen Basins Observational System (NABOS) scientist. WHAT: Schallip will be available to discuss the cutter’s capabilities, and Polyakov will be able to discuss the upcoming mission conducting oceanographic research in the Arctic Ocean in partnership with the National Science Foundation. WHEN: Thursday, August 24 at 3 p.m. WHERE: Pier 2, Kodiak, AK 99615 or arrangements can be made for alternate location *Closed-toed shoes are required when aboard.
A U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) station keeps alongside a multi-year ice floe while a team of crew and researchers install equipment in the Beaufort Sea, Aug. 6, 2023. The Healy is ideal for science and research projects like the Arctic Mobile Observing System; providing access to the most remote reaches of the Arctic Ocean; areas barricaded by pack ice and insurmountable by most research vessels. (Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Briana Carter)