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Photo: Amundsen’s engines repaired, vessel back in service

By NUNATSIAQ NEWS

The Coast Guard’s research icebreaker Amundsen launched an 82-day voyage from Quebec City July 26 after undergoing at least $6 million worth of major repairs in St. Catharines, Ont. that began in October 2012. The Amundsen was pulled from service in December 2011 after an inspection found four of the vessel’s six engines were cracked and non-operational. The Université Laval-based ArcticNet research program was forced to cancel its Amundsen program in 2012, and scientists were left scrambling to find other vessels. The Amundsen’s voyage this year will take crew and researchers past Labrador and Baffin Island to the Beaufort Sea. (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)


The Coast Guard’s research icebreaker Amundsen launched an 82-day voyage from Quebec City July 26 after undergoing at least $6 million worth of major repairs in St. Catharines, Ont. that began in October 2012. The Amundsen was pulled from service in December 2011 after an inspection found four of the vessel’s six engines were cracked and non-operational. The Université Laval-based ArcticNet research program was forced to cancel its Amundsen program in 2012, and scientists were left scrambling to find other vessels. The Amundsen’s voyage this year will take crew and researchers past Labrador and Baffin Island to the Beaufort Sea. (PHOTO BY JANE GEORGE)

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