Welcome back to the our channel for a discussion about the US Coast Guard’s most powerful ice breaker and how the military branchs keeps their vessels in ship shape. So, the "US Engineers Genius Idea to Save Massive $800 Million Icebreaker From Scrap" was to. Replace the damaged engine? Yes. yes. Only a genius could think of such a brilliant concept. The engine is damaged. Let's replace it. Whoever writes these video descriptions is the opposite of a genius. The ship is impressive every time I have been through her over the past 20 years. The cycloconverters are the keys to the propulsion systems. Never thought about having to remove the things. Best view is from the 08 deck, as high as you can go aside from the top antenna areas. The Navy sent all of it's ice breakers to the Coast Guard in the '50's. The Coast Guard is a multiple role service including SAR, marine safety, aid to navigation, and law enforcement as well as wartime assistance with Navy.