International Ice Patrol

This story chronicles a 9-hour operation over the North Atlantic and Arctic as they survey the great circle shipping lanes. Their mission is primarily to spot, identify, catalog, and alert traveling sea craft of potentially threatening ice floats. It was founded by 17 countries in reaction to the sinking of the Titanic (1914) and is operated by the US Coast Guard. This effort has resulted in not one collision since its inception. On our mission,1,524 drifting icebergs of various shape and dimension were reported to the database.


Commissioned by Monocle Magazine
Writer: Tomos Lewis
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