Accession Number : ADA259816


Title :   Report of the International Ice Patrol in the North Atlantic. 1986 Season Bulletin Number 72


Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259816.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : This is the 72nd annual report of the International Ice Patrol Service in the North Atlantic. It contains information on ice conditions and Ice Patrol operations for 1986. The U.S. Coast Guard conducts the International Ice Patrol Service in the North Atlantic under the provisions of U.S. Code, Title 46, Sections 738, 738a through 738d; and the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), 1974, regulations 5-8. This service was initiated shortly after the sinking of the RMS TITANIC on April 15, 1912. Commander, International Ice Patrol, under Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, directed the International Ice Patrol from offices located at Groton, Connecticut. International Ice Patrol analyzes ice and environmental data, prepares the daily ice bulletins and facsimile charts, and replies to any requests for special ice information. It also controls the aerial Ice Reconnaissance Detachment and any surface patrol cutters when assigned, both of which patrol the southeastern, southern, and southwestern limits of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland for icebergs. The International Ice Patrol makes twice-daily radio broadcasts to warn mariners of the limits of iceberg distribution.


Descriptors :   *SEA ICE , *ICEBERGS , SHIPPING , COAST GUARD , SIDE LOOKING RADAR , WARNING SYSTEMS , OCEANOGRAPHY


Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE