Through the Lens: Tour the Coast Guard Cutter Healy

CGC Healy brow

A brow extends from the Coast Guard Cutter Healy to the pier in Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 23, 2015. The Healy is a 420-foot icebreaker homeported in Seattle. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Healy Bridge

Petty Officer 2nd Class Julia Kinney, a member of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s deck department, explains the function of the cutter’s bridge during a tour in Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 23, 2015. The bridge is the hub of the vessel, where a qualified officer of the deck pilots and oversees operations. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Healy small boat

A boat hangs from a crane on board the Coast Guard Cutter Healy in Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 23, 2015. The cutter’s boats are used to for a multitude of purposes due to their agility and shallow draft. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Healy Switchboard

Switches, buttons and knobs line the Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s switchboard in Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 23, 2015. From the switchboard, engineers aboard the icebreaker can control power to all the ship’s systems. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Healy ECC

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Klett, an information systems technician with the Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s operations department, and Ensign Catherine Leknes, of the Healy’s engineering department, wait in the icebreaker’s engineering control central for tour groups in Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 23, 2015. The Healy’s four engines can each generate 15,000 horsepower. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Healy Stern

Gear is stowed for oceanic transit on the Coast Guard Cutter Healy’s stern in Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 23, 2015. The Healy’s crew uses cranes to deploy and recover sensitive equipment for the scientists that travel with them to the Arctic. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Healy stores

Coast Guard Cutter Healy crewmembers load food onto the icebreaker’s flight deck in Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 23, 2015. The Healy’s food service specialists have to store enough food to feed as many as 75 crewmembers and 50 passengers, often going months without a port call. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Grant DeVuyst.

See photos from the Healy crew’s patrol here.

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