When Chinese and Russian ships were stuck in Antarctic ice this past week, it looked liked the Polar Star, our only heavy-duty polar icebreaker, would smash its way to their rescue. That didn’t happen, of course, because the two ships managed to work their own way out of the ice.
January 9, 2014
Polar Star to the rescue (almost)
With a degree in English literature from the University of Washington (Go Dawgs!), journalism experience at the once-upon-a-time Seattle P-I, and at-sea experience as a commercial fisherman in Washington and Alaska, Bruce Buls has forged a career in commercial marine trade journalism, including stints at Alaska Fishermen’s Journal and National Fisherman, WorkBoat’s sister publications. Bruce spent 16 years as WorkBoat's technical editor before retiring in May 2015. He lives on Puget Sound’s Whidbey Island, about 20 miles north of Seattle (go 'Hawks!).