Coast Guard looks ahead to larger arctic role as ice recedes

The Head of the Coast Guard in Alaska spoke today about the challenges the agency faces in the arctic in the next 10 to 20 years. Admiral Gene Brooks called the arctic a “large oceanic frontier” at the Alaska Forum on the Environment in Anchorage. He said the Coast Guard’s involvement in the arctic until now has been “episodic and thin,” but the rapidly melting ice will change that.

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage