The U. S. Coast Guard, braving the cold waters off Argentina, Newfoundland, gets ready to?
The U. S. Coast Guard, braving the cold waters off Argentina, Newfoundland, gets ready to try to break up a giant iceberg. Long the nemisis of Northern sea-going vessels, ice bergs have ripped the sides of hundreds of vessels to send crew and cargo into the icy waters. The Coast Guard is looking for a way to eliminate the hazzard. Napom bombs are to be used in the first attempts to heat and subsequently crack the ice. A C-54 observation plane looks over the scene then Grumman amphibian flies over to drop a Napom bomb. All eyes are on the mammoth chunk of ice that rests aground in two hundred feet of water as the napom hardly makes dent. After repeated attempts with negligible results, the Coast Guard's next experiment will be made with highly explosive thermite.