NRC Working on Design of U.S. Polar Icebreakers
The National Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) facility in St. John’s recently hosted dignitaries from the United States Coast Guard (USCG), United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate, and United States (U.S.) Navy to discuss and showcase progress made on the testing and evaluation of design models for the U.S. heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program.
During this phase, the NRC is conducting environmental characterization of ice ...
The Name Game
What's in a name?
Unlike when people search the web by typing in ‘popular baby names’ to find Emma and Olivia or Liam and William, the search to find the perfect name for a Canadian Coast Guard vessel is reasoned and deliberate, and there are policies and procedures in place.
The Coast Guard’s objective when naming vessels is to select names that raise the profile of vessels and the work they do on a daily basis while honouring and celebrating people and places of regional and ...