International Ice Patrol

The International Ice Patrol (IIP ) is a company that is responsible for the monitoring of icebergs in the North Atlantic, it was founded in 1914 after the disaster of the Titanic. The IIP is obliged to pro rata reimbursement, relevant reports on the situation iceberg in the North Atlantic to issue the countries that have signed a pact. Current director since 2007 Commander S.D. Rogerson, United States Coast Guard.


Two boats of the United States Coast Guard was made available initially to explore the icebergs in the North Atlantic. 1931 a third ship for oceanographic observations in the Grand Banks was put into service.

After the Second World War, an observation from the air, from Coast Guard Air Detachment Argentia with their bases in St. John's ( Newfoundland) was reinforced performed. From 1966 to October 1983, was the headquarters along with Operation Center on Governors Iceland, NY and was then moved to Groton ( Connecticut ). Since January 2009, New London (Connecticut ) Location of the International Ice Patrol. Stationed Aerial reconnaissance, meanwhile on Prince Edward Iceland and the Gander Airport ( Newfoundland), is today with four Lockheed HC -130 from St. John's ( Newfoundland) from working.

Participating States

Among the participating States since 1993 include:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Japan
  • Sweden
  • Poland
  • Spain
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Greece
  • Great Britain
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Italy
  • Panama