U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Erik Swanson.

The 2013 icebreaking continues for Coast Guard units throughout the Northeast.

Coast Guard units from New Jersey to Maine have been busy breaking ice during the winter months and have been monitoring special aids to navigation in areas known to be impacted by ice. Additionally, Coast Guard-designated ice officers have met with and provided ice training to industry partners.

During the season, Coast Guard Auxiliary members conduct flyovers of areas prone to icing. The information they collect is then relayed to leadership throughout the 1st Coast Guard District.

Some of the most heavily impacted areas with ice this year have been the Hudson River in New York and the Penobscot River in Maine.

The 65’ Coast Guard Cutters Hawser, Shackle, Tackle, Line and Wire, which are celebrating 50 years in service, have continued to operate in areas impacted with ice.

Video: Coast Guard Cutters Shackle and Tackle Break Ice on the Penobscot River

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