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News Release 12-121

NSF Charters Icebreaker to Support U.S. Research Stations in Antarctica

Icebreaker will resupply and refuel stations for 2012 to 2013 season

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Photo of the Russian icebreaker Vladimir Ignatyuk breaking a path in sea ice in Antarctica.

The Russian icebreaker Vladimir Ignatyuk breaking a path in the annual sea ice to McMurdo Station, Antarctica on January 26, 2012.

Credit: Steve Royce


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