St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
The Coast Guard Cutter Healy is United States' newest and most technologically advanced polar icebreaker.
Healy is designed to conduct a wide range of research activities, providing more than 4,200 square feet of scientific laboratory space, numerous electronic sensor systems, oceanographic winches, and accommodations for up to 50 scientists. Healy is designed to break 4 ½ feet of ice continuously at three knots and can operate in temperatures as low as -50 degrees F.
As a Coast Guard cutter, Healy is also a capable platform for supporting other potential missions in the polar regions, including logistics, search and rescue, ship escort, environmental protection, and enforcement of laws and treaties.
|Length, Overall||420'0" (128 meters)|
|Beam, Maximum||82'0" (25 meters)|
|Draft, Full Load||29'3" (8.9 meters)|
|Fuel Capacity||1,220,915 GAL (4,621,000 liters)|
|Cruising Speed||12 knots @ 105 RPM|
|Max Speed||17 knots @ 147 RPM|
|Icebreaking Capability||4.5 ft @ 3 knots (continuous)
8 ft (2.44 m) Backing and Ramming
|Science Labs||Main, Bio-Chemical, Electronics, Meteorological, Photography|
|Accommodations||19 Officer, 12 CPO, 54 Enlisted, 35 Scientists, 15 Surge, 2 Visitors|
|Science Wet Lab||390 sq ft|
|Main Science Lab||1233 sq ft|
|Bio/Chem Analysis Lab||310 sq ft|