Icebreaker

Officials in major cities are taking a stand against President Trump's threats for mass deportation in order to protect their immigrant residents.
Mayor Libby Schaaf said "credible sources" told her ICE agents were planning operations in the Bay Area.
The US is currently contemplating the acquisition of replacement heavy icebreakers. The global fleet of about 110 icebreakers is aging rapidly, and other Western nations with icebreaking needs such as Canada, Finland and Sweden have begun icebreaker renewal programs.
Life at sea is a lot like middle school summer camp and it's not just the bunk beds and cafeteria style dining -- it's living with a collection of characters, working together, and learning to rely on each other.
As I stepped onto the ice with feet wrapped in wool socks and insulated boots, my friend Pete pointed to the ground and said "there's two miles of ocean below us right now." The 2 meter thick ice sheet was covered with a fresh layer of snow and felt like terra firma rather than a fluid surface.
I arrived in Dutch Harbor on Tuesday in a 30 passenger propeller plane. Scientists from all over the United States have been trickling in this week to prepare the Healy for our upcoming Arctic GEOTRACES expedition.
The key is to be authentic. Do not lie. I have heard too many stories of people saying they had to go call the babysitter only to be caught minutes later by the conversation dumpee yukking it up on the other side of the room.
In August, 100 adventure tourists and I boarded a Quark Expeditions icebreaker for the two-week cruise to the North Pole.