Coast Guard icebreaker returns home following Northwest Passage transit, oceanographic Arctic research missions, and circumnavigation of North America

SEATTLE, WA, Nov 20 – The crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) approach the pier at Base Seattle Saturday, Nov. 20, after completing a 22,000-mile, 133-day deployment circumnavigating North America. During the voyage, the crew provided U.S. surface presence in the Arctic, supported high-latitude oceanographic research missions, participated in an international search-and-rescue exercise, and engaged in passing exercises with surface vessels from the U.S. Navy, Canadian Navy, and Mexican Navy.

Photo credit: Petty Officer 2nd Class Steven Strohmaier James Brady

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