The fire damaged the icebreaker's starboard propulsion motor, disabling the ship's right shaft and propeller. -- Patricia Kime can be reached at Welcome to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy Facebook page. Due to the fire, Healy’s starboard propulsion motor and shaft are no longer operational, and the ship is transiting back to its homeport in Seattle for further inspection and repairs. Information. Captain Mary Ellen J. Durley took command the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy in Seattle on June 19. Our newest WAGB, the Polar Icebreaker/Research Vessel is built by Avondale Industries in New Orleans. Copyright © 2021 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. It carried 28 Office of Naval Research scientists as well as a crew trained in national security and search and rescue operations. Six dead, including unborn child, in Indianapolis 'mass murder', One person injured after Tacoma police officer drives vehicle through crowd, President Joe Biden attends first church service since inauguration, Buccaneers beat Packers as Tom Brady advances to 10th Super Bowl, BTS to release 'BE Essential Edition' on Feb. 19, Inauguration Day for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris. Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The icebreaker USCGC Healy had an engine room electrical fire last week while off the coast of Alaska and headed to Seattle, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Follow her on Twitter @patriciakime. Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The Departments of Defense and Homeland Security stopped construction work on the southern border wall and began a 100-day halt to deportations on Friday. James Bond Gives Up on April Release. A fire has hobbled the Coast Guard's only medium icebreaker, cancelling the 420-foot ship's scheduled summer deployment to the Arctic and sending it … The Coast Guard Reauthorization Act is part of the National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress for Fiscal Year 2021. The US Coast Guard cutter Healy (WAGB-20) suffered a fire in one of the ship’s main propulsion motors on August 18 while underway for operations in the Arctic. "This casualty," Fagan added in reference to the Healy fire, "means that the United States is limited in icebreaking capability until the Healy can be repaired and it highlights the nation's critical need for Polar Security Cutters. The deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 attracted a variety of far-right extremists who shared a devotion to Trump. Typically, about half of each class washes out during the final apprentice course because of its demanding nature. The Healy suffered a fire in one of its main propulsion motors as it left Seward, Alaska, Aug. 18 for an extended deployment to the Arctic. Boeing nabs $2.1B deal for 15 KC-46A tankers. Fire Scuttles Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy's Arctic Deployment, Venezuela's Maduro Says He's Willing to Establish 'New Path' with US, Russian Hack of US Agencies Exposed Supply Chain Weaknesses, Navy SEAL Sentenced to 10 Years in Choking Death of Green Beret, Fort Hood Top Enlisted Leader Reinstated after Probe Finds No Proof of Unprofessional Language, Why Military Veterans and Law Enforcement Joined the Capitol Insurrection, FBI Searches for Armored Military Vehicle in California, DoD Cancels Plans to Let Thousands of Civilian Employees Shop at Exchange, After Years of Fighting, the Military Has Started Phasing Out 'Widow’s Tax', After Training Changes, Air Force SERE School Sees Near-Historic Low Attrition, New SecDef Lloyd Austin's First Foreign Leader Call Went to NATO Chief, Army Guard Pilots Get Distinguished Flying Crosses for Engaging Taliban at Close Range. A spectacular launch followed on November 15, 1997. See more of TheDaily-NG on Facebook