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The United States is going to buy an icebreaker to strengthen its presence in the Arctic

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The United States is going to buy an icebreaker to strengthen its presence in the Arctic

In Washington, they thought about buying a new icebreaker to plow the freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean, writes The Wall Street Journal.


As the newspaper notes, Russia has up to 40 icebreakers, China is increasingly seeking to strengthen its fleet to become a "great polar power", and the United States is playing catch-up.

America currently has only two icebreakers - the heavy Polar Star and the medium Healy, which exhausted their service life ten years ago, the newspaper writes.

To somehow make up for lost time, the US Coast Guard set out to purchase an ice-breaking vessel from a private company, Edison Chouest Offshore. The cost of the ship is estimated at up to $150 million. It will operate in Arctic waters.

Icebreakers are needed by the American the fleet in order to be able to approach foreign ships in frozen waters or conduct search and rescue operations, the newspaper notes. In addition, the Arctic is interesting in that it is possible to organize oil production and develop commercial fishing there. The importance of the Arctic is difficult to overestimate in military terms.

Recall that even under President Donald Trump, the possibility of adopting a program to create an American fleet of icebreakers for navigation in the ice of the Arctic and Antarctic was considered.
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  1. stelltok
    stelltok 22 November 2022 11: 56
    -1
    to create an American fleet of icebreakers for navigation in the ice of the Arctic and Antarctic.

    Antarctica is the South Pole. And where does the south pole to the United States?
    1. Carat
      Carat 22 November 2022 12: 01
      +4
      Quote from stelltok
      to create an American fleet of icebreakers for navigation in the ice of the Arctic and Antarctic.

      Antarctica is the South Pole. And where does the south pole to the United States?


      Well, approximately the same as the Black Sea.
      1. alexey alexeyev_2
        alexey alexeyev_2 22 November 2022 12: 36
        +1
        You're right, friend. In 86, he visited the American McMurdo as an exchange .. Earth and sky. He was young. He took off a student
    2. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 22 November 2022 12: 03
      +2
      Quote from stelltok
      Antarctica is the South Pole. And where does the south pole to the United States?

      The US believes that the whole world belongs to them Anglo-Saxons. Human greed is boundless.
      1. 7gor
        7gor 22 November 2022 14: 36
        +1
        So it is, they believe that there is a plug in every hole
    3. kor1vet1974
      kor1vet1974 22 November 2022 12: 06
      +1
      And where does the south pole to the United States?
      You see, they have polar scientific stations there, and besides the American ones, there are stations of Russia, Great Britain, Chile of several other states.
    4. Galleon
      Galleon 22 November 2022 12: 18
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      There are more and more Americans in Antarctica and they dominate there. At the very South Pole is their Amundsen-Scott base, designed for 400 people. Few American planes are certified to fly over Antarctica. C-130, for example, can change the wheel chassis to ski. Ours cannot. Yes, ours have long been flying there on American aircraft, from Adelaide.
      Undivided continent, rich in everything you can. It will be divided in proportion to the presence of interested countries. Therefore, there is just no one there, from the Japanese to the Ukrainians.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 22 November 2022 12: 59
        +3
        We don’t forget about our Vostok, now it’s summer in Antarctica, construction continued. People and cargo arrived at the place on 4 Il 76 flights.
      2. ABC-schutze
        ABC-schutze 22 November 2022 13: 22
        +1
        In general, as I understood from the title of the article, we are talking about the Arctic...

        Where the States and almost all of their NATO tobaccos are actively "targeting". One misfortune - they have nothing to "edit" in the ice. Icebreakers, "as such" are in great short supply. And atomic and even more so ...

        And the States have been planning to "build" a new icebreaker for five years already. If my memory serves me right, one Spanish shipbuilding company has even won the competition for a construction order. Only, again, it will not be a "nuclear-powered ship", but an "ordinary" icebreaker. And it’s good if it’s the main one, and not like an “ice class” - a river - a sea ...

        In a word, let them twitch, they are pretty far from Russia. And it's time for Russia to ensure the safety of its icebreaker fleet (and all of its shipping in the Arctic) from the risks and threats from unmanned submarines of the United States, NATO and their other active sixes, SPECIFICALLY, take care ...
      3. vovochkarzhevsky
        vovochkarzhevsky 22 November 2022 14: 08
        0
        They don't fly now. They flew in Soviet times.
    5. Evil 55
      Evil 55 22 November 2022 12: 28
      0
      Well, why .. And on what Matrastan will show his concern to the penguins and carry the egg of democracy to them ..... hi
    6. isv000
      isv000 22 November 2022 12: 45
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      Quote from stelltok
      Antarctica is the South Pole. And where does the south pole to the United States?

      Precisely because only the United States has a US ambassador to Antarctica, and, not so long ago, Biden appointed the same one to the Arctic ... Umka scratches a turnip - what does he eat with? ..
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 22 November 2022 13: 03
        +3
        I’m a meticulous boy. Please love and favor, the icebreaker of all icebreakers. In the American concept. This is 100%, you can laugh.
        The company barely got rid of it. The Canadians sent, the Australians went to Antarctica, sent one flight. This is an icebreaking class tug, it takes ice 1 meter thick, without acceleration.
        1. isv000
          isv000 22 November 2022 13: 13
          +2
          I responsibly urge you to support the Yankees in every possible way in such trough construction - let them do it, the longer the better. As they build it, let them drag it to the Novosibirsk Islands for a run-in. Ours - do not answer the cries, how everything will be silent - make a request by mail to the States - who was yelling? belay And express concern... request
    7. arkadiyssk
      arkadiyssk 22 November 2022 16: 31
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      Antarctica is the South Pole. And where does the south pole to the United States?
      Do you even know who owns the South Pole? Back in 56, they set up their Scott-Amundsen station there and in fact they don’t let anyone in there. As a result, the USSR was forced to put its East shyly thousands of kilometers from the Pole. In a certain "magnetic" and not geographical pole.
      1. Nickelium
        Nickelium 23 November 2022 02: 23
        0
        Oh, it's not good to lie. It is Putin who is forced all the time, while the USSR, on the contrary, forced him.
  2. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 22 November 2022 12: 03
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    The United States is going to buy an icebreaker to strengthen its presence in the Arctic

    ***
    Don't go yankees
    Walk to the Arctic ...



    ***
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    1. bk316
      bk316 22 November 2022 12: 15
      +1
      Diesel can be bought from Norwegians of the middle class.
      In general, 2 icebreakers for the entire Arctic is worse than nothing at all, without insurance it can end badly.
      1. Wedmak
        Wedmak 22 November 2022 12: 39
        0
        And the Norwegians will sell? They have their own needs.
        1. bk316
          bk316 22 November 2022 13: 01
          0
          And the Norwegians will sell?

          I know that they have the capacity, but their load is incomprehensible, but yes, they also build themselves.
        2. tralflot1832
          tralflot1832 22 November 2022 13: 08
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          See above, just don't laugh at this man-code hi
      2. isv000
        isv000 22 November 2022 12: 50
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        Quote: bk316
        Diesel can be bought from Norwegians of the middle class.
        In general, 2 icebreakers for the entire Arctic is worse than nothing at all, without insurance it can end badly.

        Here to turn up, get stuck / freeze - who will they yell for help ?! Or will the ambition not allow it, so they will cool down?
  4. Leader_Barmaleev
    Leader_Barmaleev 22 November 2022 12: 15
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    Before quoting an article about an icebreaker from the WSJ, it makes sense to read this article from it, which they carefully hide from the main news feed
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-chinese-cryptocurrency-threat-e-cny-digital-dollar-yuan-reserve-privacy-wholesale-transfer-fed-reform-inflation-11668954794?mod=Searchresults_pos4&page=1
    and then ask the question - what money and where will they build and buy this icebreaker. Something tells me that this article about the digital yuan as a competitor to the dollar will blow up the network tomorrow and many questions will arise for the Americans about their solvency.
  5. Galleon
    Galleon 22 November 2022 12: 26
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    Could buy nuclear icebreakers from the Russian Federation. And they would sell! Despite their threats to take Wrangel Island. That would be an enthusiastic squeal! Wow, the deal of the century! The rise of industry, etc.
    1. Wedmak
      Wedmak 22 November 2022 12: 37
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      Nobody will sell them nuclear power plants. They don’t need diesel ones, they are quite capable of building them themselves. They will remove a dozen military bases abroad - that’s the money for design and construction. But something tells me that these are just loud statements so far.
    2. bk316
      bk316 22 November 2022 13: 08
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      And they would sell!

      Would sell, no longer available.
      And diesel .... For good it is necessary to pull a tanker to it, and an ice-class tanker of the project 03182 type also needs to be built. And to squeeze an ordinary tanker in the ice is the end of nature.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 22 November 2022 16: 17
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        Quote: bk316
        Would sell, no longer available.

        Right now they can sell. For Atomflot, with the advent of new ALEDs, needs to put the old "Arktikas" somewhere. And the disposal of nuclear ships is a wild smut and expenses.
        So disposal by sale (like the British "Saxons" for Ukraine) looks very attractive. smile
  6. Wedmak
    Wedmak 22 November 2022 12: 31
    +1
    To somehow make up for lost time, the US Coast Guard set out to purchase an ice-breaking vessel from a private company, Edison Chouest Offshore.

    Interesting movie. As I understand it after searching the internet, this company does not have its own icebreakers. So it will build. No one will give them ready-made projects, so you need to develop your own. It's not very fast.
    That is, the US does not expect 5-8 new icebreakers in the next few years. I hope it won't happen at all.
    1. isv000
      isv000 22 November 2022 12: 53
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      Quote: Wedmak
      That is, the US does not expect 5-8 new icebreakers in the next few years. I hope it won't happen at all.

      During this time, Russia will only have more than a dozen vigorous ones, not to mention diesel-electric ships and just an unmeasured fleet of ships with a confident ice class, and each may have a container with incomprehensible contents ... Yankees - go hom (mattresses, throw under the bench) !
  7. orionvitt
    orionvitt 22 November 2022 15: 52
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    thought about buying a new icebreaker to plow the freezing waters of the Arctic Ocean
    Well, of course. One icebreaker will save the "great polar state". laughing
  8. Prisoner
    Prisoner 22 November 2022 19: 34
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    laughing Let them buy that Aglisky icebreaker from Svidomo. And cheap, and a penny for Khokholobolonks.