US Coast Guard to Transit the Northwest Passage This Summer

The Healy, which had its season cut short by a fire last year, will sail from Dutch Harbor to Nuuk this summer.

Photo: Nate Littlejohn / U.S. Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard will transit through the Northwest Passage later this year, in collaboration with Canada, Adm. Karl L. Schultz announced on Thursday.

In an annual Coast Guard address, Schultz said, “Today, along with Global Affairs Canada, we’re planning a Northwest Passage transit for cutter Healy later this year.”

Healy underwent repairs this winter, the commandant said, “returning her to her home port in preparation for a historic Arctic patrol this coming summer.” The Healy began her service life with a transit through the passage in 2000. Read more at ArcticToday.

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