• The Coast Guard is asking for $15 million to keep its only heavy icebreaker afloat - and for $750 million to finally build a new one

    One year ago - By Business Insider

    The Coast Guard currently only has one operational heavy icebreaker to keep polar regions accessible.
    The service has been pushing for funding to rebuild its icebreaker fleet for some time.
    President Donald Trump's proposed 2019 budget provides nearly a billion dollars to start that construction.
    The Homeland Security Department's proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 requests $2 billion to recapitalize the Coast Guard's surface fleet - notably $750 million to design and build the US's "first new heavy polar icebreaker in over 40 years," according to details released on Monday as part of...
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