Modelling the Polar Star – veteran of the Merchant Navy, Pete from Kapiti Coast, boards the real mccoy!

An absolute delight yesterday to have Pete Woodward tour the visiting US Coast Guard Cutter, Polar Star. A veteran of the Merchant Navy, Pete, who is almost 80 years old, is now a volunteer with the New Zealand Coastguard on the Kapiti Coast. He and his fellow volunteers are the brave Kiwis who will go ...
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U.S. Antarctic Icebreaker to visit New Zealand

Media Release. The United States has sought, and been granted, New Zealand’s permission for a U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) POLAR STAR (WAGB-10), to make a port call at Lyttelton on its way to complete its seasonal operations in support of the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program. The visit ...
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U.S. Antarctic Icebreaker visits New Zealand

While docked at Lyttelton, crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star assisted the New Zealand Defence Force and the New Zealand Police throughout the night in providing assistance as needed in cordoned areas affected by the recent fire in the Christchurch Port Hills.   U.S. Antarctic Icebreaker to visit New Zealand. U.S. Embassy ...
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