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Icebreakers in the News & Arctic Day 2017

Icebreakers in the News & Arctic Day 2017
Created by mccue@navalengineers.org on 10/24/2017 4:14:48 PM

Last week, the United States Coast Guard and Navy released the draft request for proposals for the detail design and construction of the Heavy Polar Icebreaker. Furthermore, Matt Paxton, of Shipbuilders Council of America, was quoted by Maritime Reporter and Engineering News to say "All we know is the DHS mission ‘need statement for the icebreaker which reads: 'there is current requirement and future projection that indicates the U.S. Coast Guard will need to expand its icebreaker capacity potentially to a fleet of six icebreakers, three heavy and three medium.' I read that to you because that’s where the excitement is … one is great, six would be better. We should build six. Russia is ramping up its icebreaker fleet, and we really don't have an icebreaker fleet right now."

With all this buzz around the icebreaker program, Arctic Day 2017, on November 17 in Washington, DC, is the icebreaker engineering must-attend event of the year. Early registration closes November 3. Last year this event sold out. Don't get left out in the cold; register today!

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