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Coast Guard awards icebreaker deal

SEATTLE, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Todd Pacific Shipyards Corp. a follow-on contract to continue maintenance on Polar Class icebreakers.

Todd Pacific Shipyards, based in Seattle, was awarded a $29 million, five-year contract if all options are exercised.

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As part of the deal, Todd Pacific Shipyards will continue to provide Polar Class icebreakers with maintenance services. The contract includes options to support the Coast Guard's Polar Star WAGB-10 and Polar Sea WAGB-11.

The maintenance also includes "availability planning and generalized ship maintenance, and repairs as needed, with emphasis on propulsion and deck machinery work," the company said in a release.

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