The one thing you don't want to hear announced on a ship at sea is "Fire... fire... fire!" But it happened Feb. 10 aboard the Seattle-based heavy icebreaker, more than 600 miles north of McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Fortunately, there were no injuries.
Read the Coast Guard NEWS RELEASE.
(Web Editor Phil Johnson, then a LTJG, was Master of Ceremonies for Polar Star's commissioning in 1976).