Coast Guard Icebreaker Rescues Man Aboard Sailboat Trapped in Arctic Ice


09/23/2014: The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy, a polar icebreaker, on a National Science Foundation-funded research mission rescued a man aboard a 36-foot sailboat trapped in Arctic ice approximately 40 miles northeast of Barrow, Alaska, July 12, 2014.  

Coast Guard 17th District watchstanders in Juneau were contacted by North Slope Borough Search and Rescue that a man, sailing his sailboat from Vancouver, Canada, to eastern Canada via the Northwest Passage, needed assistance after his vessel had become trapped in the ice.

 Credit: U.S. Coast Guard District 17 :7/12/14