International Ice Patrol


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International Ice Patrol

[¦in·tər¦nash·ən·əl ′īs pə‚trōl]
(oceanography)
An organization established in 1914 to protect shipping by providing iceberg warnings.
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International Ice Patrol, which was created in direct response
Smith of the International Ice Patrol (and future Director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) for a network of ships in the Atlantic Ocean.
When the HC-144A enters Coast Guard operational service later this year, it will be utilized for search and rescue missions, illegal drug and immigrant interdiction, for marine environmental protection, military readiness operations and international ice patrol missions - as well as for cargo and personnel transport.
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