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Mon Aug 5, 2019, 07:44 AM

Meet the neglected 43-year-old stepchild of the U.S. military-industrial complex

The icebreaker Polar Star was 1,000 miles out of its home port of Seattle last December, three days into its yearly voyage to resupply scientific bases in Antarctica, when a powerful swell hit its bow and flooded the deck.

The ship shuddered.

The roar of the ventilators in the galley quit as Joseph Sellar, a stocky 25-year-old Coast Guard culinary specialist from New Hampshire, watched seawater explode from the ceiling.

He lunged toward a switch to close the overhead vents. With a loud pop, an outlet ejected a purple spark.

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-08-02/antarctica-polar-star-icebreaker

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Mon Aug 5, 2019, 08:00 AM

1. Interesting read: thanks!

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Mon Aug 5, 2019, 09:58 AM

2. Rethugs believe climate change

 

will keep them from replacing icebreaker...no ice, no problem.

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Mon Aug 5, 2019, 09:59 AM

3. Goodness, what a shitty headline.

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