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News Release 05-013

Icebreakers Clear Channel into McMurdo Station

Annual supply mission reaches main U.S. Antarctic research station

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Ships at McMurdo Station in January 2005

The U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star (left) and the Navy tanker USNS Paul Buck at the ice pier at McMurdo Station, NSF's logistics hub in Antarctica. In the background are the Russian icebreaker Krasin (center), which assisted the Polar Star this year in breaking a channel through McMurdo Sound, and the NSF research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer.

Credit: Brien Barnett

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