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 icebergs that pose a potential threat. It was founded by 17 countries in reaction to the sinking of the Titanic (1914) and is operated by the US Coast Guard. There been not one major accident involving ice ever since.  One that day, they logged 1,524 drifting icebergs.


Commissioned by Monocle Magazine
Writer: Tomos Lewis
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