Video shows US Navy submarine emerging from beneath the Arctic ice
A video released by the U.S. Navy shows the USS Hartford emerging from beneath the ice of the Arctic Circle.
The surfacing submarine broke through the ice on March 10 as part of Ice Exercise 2016, which the Navy describes as "...a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region."
In the video, the submarine's tower swiftly pokes up and beyond the thick, arctic frost, prompting celebratory laughter and cheers from onlookers.
An aerial view catches the extent of the disruption caused by the naval vessel.
Then, ice chunks are cleared from the top of the tower.
Last but not least, civilians and servicemembers clear the ice away from the hatch, allowing it to be opened from the inside.
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