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The Coast Guard is asking for $15 million to keep its only heavy icebreaker afloat — and for $750 million to finally build a new one

The Coast Guard currently only has one operational heavy icebreaker to keep polar regions accessible. The service has been pushing for funding to rebuild its icebreaker fleet for some time. President Donald Trump’s proposed 2019 budget provides nearly a billion dollars to start that construction. The Homeland Security Department’s proposed […]
The Coast Guard is asking for $15 million to keep its only heavy icebreaker afloat  —  and for $750 million to finally build a new one