Monthly Archives: March 2010

USCG Cute Icebreaker

Yes, it isn’t  a USCG Cutter but the cute, small 140-foot (43 m) USCG Bay-class icebreaking harbor tug  with hull numbers WTGB 101 through to WTGB 109.

USCG Icebreaker - Harbor Tug

They can proceed through fresh water ice up to 20 inches (51 cm) thick, and break ice up to 3 feet (0.91 m) thick, through ramming. These vessels are equipped with a system to lubricate their progress through the ice, by bubbling air through the hull.


Here is a new work from Lady Lazer_One  inspired to the opposite approach to food: somebody refuse it while somebody else can’t get it…

Mt Melbourne

Flying after dinner (about 22:00) from Mario Zucchelli Base (Baia Terranova)  toward Mt. Melbourne,  an active volcano, to install a seismograph.

On top of Mt. Melbourne

In the Fog

In the fog