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February 17, 2015 at 8:17 PM

Seattle-ported Polar Star rescues fishing vessel near Antarctica

A Seattle-based U.S. Coast Guard cutter completed a rescue operation Sunday of a fishing vessel that was trapped in Antarctic ice for two weeks. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star rescued the Antarctic Chieftain, an Australian-flagged vessel that had damaged three of its four propeller blades in the ice 900 miles northeast of McMurdo Sound,…

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