Accession Number : ADA259818


Title :   Report of the International Ice Patrol in the North Atlantic. 1989 Season Bulletin Number 75


Corporate Author : COAST GUARD WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259818.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 97


Abstract : This is the 75th annual report of the International Ice Patrol (IIP). It contains information on Ice Patrol operations, environmental conditions, and ice conditions for the 1989 IIP season. 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 and has been provided annually since that time. Commander, International Ice Patrol, working under Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, directs the IIP from offices located in Groton, Connecticut. IIP analyzes ice and environmental data, prepares daily ice bulletins and facsimile charts, and replies to requests for ice information. IIP uses aerial Ice Reconnaissance Detachments and surface patrol cutters to survey the southeastern, southern, and southeastern regions of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland for icebergs. IIP makes twice-daily radio broadcasts to warn mariners of the limits of all known ice.


Descriptors :   *SEA ICE , *OCEANOGRAPHY , *ICEBERGS , AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE , COAST GUARD , NEWFOUNDLAND(PROVINCE) , SIDE LOOKING RADAR , RADAR RECONNAISSANCE , WARNING SYSTEMS , SHIPPING


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


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE