Selected references


Customer's name
Avondale Shipyard
Owner's name:
United States Coast Guard
Main dimensions:
  • Length: 128 m
  • Breadth: 25 m
  • Draught: 8.9 m
  • Propulsion: 2 × 11.2 MW
  • Icebreaking capability: 3 knots in 4.5 ft (1.4 m) level ice

Kværner Masa-Yards Arctic Technology Centre (predecessor of Aker Arctic) provided extensive conceptual development and design support, including hull form development and propulsion line engineering based on the Finnish diesel-electric icebreaker Otso. Ice model tests were also carried out in Finland.

USCGC Healy (WAGB-20) was built by Avondale Shipyard (Louisiana, USA) and commissioned in 1999.

Photographs courtesy of the United States Coast Guard/Public Affairs Specialist 2nd Class NyxoLyno Cangemi (above) and Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst (left).