Polar Icebreakers in a Changing World: An Assessment of U.S. Needs
Committee on the Assessment of U.S. Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Roles and Future Needs, National Research Council
NAS Press | 2007 | ISBN: 0309665310 0309103215 9780309103213 | 135 pages | PDF | 20 MB
This report explores the current and future needs for icebreaking ship capabilities of the United States. The report concluded that the nation continues to require a polar icebreaking fleet that includes a minimum of three multi-mission ships and one single-mission ship.