13 January 2021

Schultz: Nuclear Icebreakers Are Not An Option for Coast Guard


A starboard view of the anchored US Coast Guard icebreaker POLAR STAR (WAGB 10). Coast Guard PhotoThe Coast Guard will not pursue nuclear-powered icebreakers, despite previous White House requests that the service assess the possibility, its top officer said Wednesday.Speaking at the Surface Navy Association’s annual symposium, Coast Guard commandant Adm. Karl Schultz said the service and the Navy discuss what kind of icebreaking capability the sea services require, but that a nuclear-powered [...]