Polar Star is 399-feet long, 13,500 tons, 84-feet wide, has a 34-foot draft same as an aircraft carrier , 75,000 horse power and nine engines six diesels, three jet-turbines. Polar Star is homeported in Seattle and carries approximately 150 crewmembers, 1. Last edited by Hurricane; 21-10-12 at 20:12. This revision includes the latest concepts of preventing freezing injuries as well as additional material on survival techniques. The 399-foot, 13,000-ton Polar Star arrived after completing an 18-mile trip through the ice to McMurdo Sound, where 400 containers will be offloaded from the supply ship Ocean Giant. Navy, in collaboration with the U. He has posted the information he found.
I have trouble when using the mouse sometimes. Although I am learning how to use paper charts for Ded Reckoning and Estimated Position navigation, I also want to learn how to use the modern technology. Nice though it may be, free data access and free application is clearly not financially feasible. Tom I did ask this on another thread but didn't get a reply so I'm trying here?? The crew escorted Maersk Peary safely out of the ice Feb. Hope they haven't gone belly-up. . These cutters are designed for open-water icebreaking and feature reinforced hulls and specially angled bows.
Military Sealift Command, Ocean Giant and Maersk Peary. The Cmap charts I have work fine but the Polar Navy charts are more up to date. The Coast Guard expects Polar Star to remain in service through approximately 2020 to 2023. The Polar Star also experienced ship-wide power outages while breaking ice. I have it installed on two laptops both platforms and two desktops, on at our island home and one at the other house. .
Maximizing your wifi access is important. Michael Davanzo, the commanding officer of the Polar Star. Flooding was not the only engineering challenge the crew of Polar Star faced during their trek through the thick ice. The other problem is that my boat computer has no internet access and that makes it even harder to get it working. Thats one of the reasons that I like to use raster charts but Raymarine kit uses Navionics vector charts of course.
It wants to move the background chart and not stretch the bound of the selection box. We expect the updated version of PolarView to be available for download in the next few days. The United States has vital national interests in the polar regions. If a product price changes, then subsequent customers pay the increased price. The only thing that I don't like about it is that it seems to take a long time to load charts.
Since then, Polar Star has completed five Operation Deep Freeze deployments to resupply McMurdo Station in Antarctica. There is no need to pay again. I don't mind making my own guesses. The crew of Polar Star escorted the vessels to the ice pier at McMurdo Station, an evolution that requires the cutter to travel about 300 yards in front of the supply ships to ensure they safely make it through the narrow ice channel. .
Looks like I'm going to stick with the charts that I have, pity as Polar Navy charts look to be very good and clear, but I'm reluctant to keep paying, boating is expensive enough without that kind of tosh. Tiafun It seems they are S63-S57 or some such thing. There is no need to pay again. I did ask this on another thread but didn't get a reply so I'm trying here?? The operational polar icebreaking fleet currently includes one 399-foot heavy icebreaker Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, commissioned in 1976 and one 420-foot medium icebreaker Coast Guard Cutter Healy, commissioned in 2000. Just stumbled on this thread. I have tried without success. Charts come with it, too.
The crew escorted the Ocean Giant to the ice pier at McMurdo Jan. Can anybody help with this setup I'm sure that it is possible but I just don't seem able to get it to recognise the charts. Once out of dry dock, the ship returns to Antarctica, and the cycle repeats itself. There were no injuries as a result of the malfunction. Coast Guard Pacific Area in Alameda, California.
Just getting a blank stare and a timeout when trying to access. Product compliance requires us to either provide free data access or implement application licensing as well. Emphasis throughout has been on the prevention of accidents and illness rather than on therapeusis and cure. Commissioned in 1976, the Polar Star is showing its age. The ship can break continuously through six feet of ice and up to 21 feet of ice by backing and ramming.
The delivery target for the lead ship is 2023. Free application with fee-based network data access is not compatible with the licensing requirements. I have heard such good reports about Polar Navy Navigation that I just downloaded a free 30-day trial. Each year, the Polar Star crew creates a navigable path through seasonal and multi-year ice, sometimes as much as 21-feet thick, to allow a resupply vessel to reach McMurdo Station. I use a Garmin 376C most of the time and Sailcruiser Jeppesen with C-Maps on the computer if I want to plot more complicated routes Sailcruiser will figure best tacking headings and polars but Polar Navy seems to be a good, simple backup program. Naval Medical School as a guide for personnel whose work would take them to the frigid areas of the earth. Was researching nav software available for smartphones and tried to get their website to see if they had a mobile app.