Coast Guard Cutter Healy was preparing for Arctic operations when electrical fire broke out last week. The fire severely affected one of the ship’s main propulsion motors while sailing off the coast of Alaska. While the blaze was extinguished within 30 minutes and the ship has returned to its homeport of Seattle for inspection and repair. The US now has just one functional icebreaker, the Polar Star. The US fleet also includes another icebreaker that has been nonoperational for several years.