Figure 5. USCGC Midgett.
sentative of a Navy ship than of a typical fishing trawler.
Maritime Law and to provide search and rescue ser-
The monitoring cruise (Fig. 6) in the Bering Sea
vices as required. Therefore, members of the research
began 5 February 1990, at Alameda, California, and
team were guests of the ship and had no control over
reached Kodiak, Alaska, by 16 February (Ryerson and
ship operations or cruise track for making scientific
Longo 1992). After leaving Kodiak, the cutter entered
measurements. Nearly all spray and ice measurements
the Bering Sea through Unimak Pass and remained there
were made opportunistically. The mission took the ship
until the research team disembarked at Adak, Alaska,
into areas where potentially severe weather could cause
on 15 March (Ryerson and Longo 1992). The cutter's
icing, and where there was significant spray (Thomas
primary mission was not research, but enforcement of
and Lee 1987, Ryerson et al. 1991).
Figure 6. Track of USCGC Midgett in the Bering Sea during icing events,
February and March 1990.