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Meaning of International Ice Patrol

In'terna'tional Ice' Patrol"

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  1. an annual U.S. Coast Guard patrol of the North Atlantic during the ice season to ascertain the locations of icebergs and to warn ships: undertaken under a 1914 international agreement between 14 maritime countries.
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