News Release 05-013
Icebreakers Clear Channel into McMurdo Station
Annual supply mission reaches main U.S. Antarctic research station
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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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