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Polar Star visits Fiji

Vilimaina Naqelevuki
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

THE US Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visited our shores for the first time last Tuesday.

The US CG Cutter is the only non-nuclear ice cutter in the US that could cut up to 24 kilometres of ice channels and up to 2.5 metres in thickness of ice.

Commanding office Captain Mike Davanzo said this was a rest and recuperation stop for the 150-member crew, who were looking forward to visiting our shores after being in the Antarctica for their deep freeze mission.

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