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Explore the aircraft, cutters and boats used by the Coast Guard to conduct various missions throughout the world.
The 399-foot Polar class icebreakers were built in the 1970s and have reinforced hulls, special ice breaking bows and a system that allows rapid shifting of ballast to increase the effectiveness of their ice breaking. They are fully equipped for helicopter berthing and deck operations and can carry two H-60 Jayhawks or H-65 Dolphins.