Nov. 29 – Polar Star

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The Polar Star is a US Coast Guard icebreaker which departed the port of Seattle on Tuesday, bound for Antarctica. Once there, the cutter will support Operation Deep Freeze 2020, an annual military mission to resupply American interests in Antarctica.

Class: Icebreaker
Length: 399 ft (122 m)
Beam: 83 ft 6 in (25.45 m)
DWT: 7000t
Built: 1976

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