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Trump budget to include first payment toward a new Coast Guard icebreaker

The Coast Guard Cutter Healy leaves Juneau, Alaska, Tuesday, April 13, 2008, heading to her home port of Seattle, Wash., after a port call in Alaska’s capital city. (AP Photo/Mark Farmer)

The Trump administration’s budget proposal will include $150 million to start construction of a new U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker. Currently, only two icebreakers are in service, and both are based in Seattle.

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