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Commentary | April 21, 2021

Fix a 200,000 pound motor

The Coast Guard Cutter Healy is one of the country's three polar ice breakers, or Polar Security Cutters. The Healy lets the United States be a leader in Arctic science research by hosting scientists who studying the Arctic environment and its marine life, to help us better understand this very unique environment. While Healy was on patrol last year, its motor caught fire. See what it takes to replace a motor weighing more than 200,000 pounds! 

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