Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Accidents

Australian Antarctic Resupply Ship Suffers Engine Room Fire Over 1,400 Miles from Home

An Antarctic resupply vessel chartered by the Australian government suffered a fire in one of its two engine rooms while returning from a mission to the frozen continent. The ice-strengthened...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 5990

Thursday, March 18, 2021
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Environment

German Research Vessel Explores Giant Calved Iceberg in Antarctica

A German research vessel exploring East Antarctica found itself at the right place at the right time last month when a massive iceberg broke off from the frozen continent. The...

March 18, 2021
Total Views: 3946

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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Defense

McMurdo Resupply Canceled – US’s Only Heavy Icebreaker Will Go North Instead

This year the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, the nation’s only heavy icebreaker, will not deploy to Antarctica to resupply McMurdo station this year because Operation Deep Freeze was...

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 759

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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Maritime News

Gigantic Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica

A gigantic iceberg roughly half the size of Rhode Island has calved from an ice shelf in East Antarctica, scientists with the Australian Antarctic Division said this week.  The calving...

October 2, 2019
Total Views: 279

Friday, March 1, 2019
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Defense

FIRE IN ANTARCTIC OCEAN Aboard USCG’s Last Heavy Icebreaker

The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star fought a fire at approximately 9 p.m. PST Feb. 10 that broke out in the ship’s incinerator room about...

March 1, 2019
Total Views: 95

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Maritime News

A Giant Iceberg the Size of Delaware is About to Break Off Antarctica

By Alister Doyle OSLO, June 21 (Reuters) – One of the biggest icebergs on record is like a “niggling tooth” about to snap off Antarctica and will be an extra...

June 21, 2017
Total Views: 2

Friday, April 28, 2017
Maritime News

Watch: Skillful Navigation Between a Rock and an Iceberg in Antarctica

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4ULA9tCho8 ***Sorry, but this video has been removed by the creator*** In this video you can hear the Captain skillfully direct the helmsman while navigating through the Lemaire Channel between...

April 28, 2017
Total Views: 36

Friday, January 27, 2017
Blog

Ship Photos of the Day – MSC-Chartered ‘Ocean Giant’ Arrives at McMurdo Station, Antarctica

A few days ago we showed you pictures of the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star clearing a navigation channel to McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Today here are pictures showing the...

January 27, 2017
Total Views: 32

Friday, October 28, 2016
File photo of Adelie penguins standing atop ice near the French station at Dumont díUrville in East Antarctica
Defense

Antarctic Ocean To Host Worlds Largest Marine Sanctuary

By Colin Packham (Reuters) Twenty-four countries and the European Union agreed on Friday to create the world’s largest marine park in the Antarctic Ocean, covering a massive 1.55 million square...

October 28, 2016
Total Views: 5

Monday, October 10, 2016
Maritime News

Uncharted Waters: Mega-Cruise Ships Sail the Arctic

By Gwladys Fouche SVALBARD, Norway, Oct 10 (Reuters) – A surge in Arctic tourism is bringing ever bigger cruise ships to the formerly isolated, ice-bound region, prompting calls for a...

October 10, 2016
Total Views: 7

Monday, April 25, 2016
Maritime News

Antarctica Gets Hot for Another Reason: Cruise Tourism

By Justin Bachman (Bloomberg) — In January 1966, the first ship carrying “citizen-explorers” arrived in Antarctica. At the time, only a handful of leisure travelers had ever considered visiting the...

April 25, 2016
Total Views: 37

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Maritime News

Time-Lapse: Operation Deep Freeze, the Annual Resupply Mission to Antarctica’s McMurdo Station

Here’s a 4 minute time-lapse of aboard the Military Sealift Command-chartered MV Ocean Giant during Operation Deep Freeze 2016, an annual resupply mission to McMurdo Station, a U.S. Antarctic research...

March 2, 2016
Total Views: 84

Friday, February 26, 2016
Maritime News

Australian Icebreaker Refloated in Antarctica

The Australian icebreaker Aurora Australis has been refloated near Antarctica’s Mawson research station after grounding earlier this week during a blizzard. The Australian Antarctic Division confirms that as of late Friday...

February 26, 2016
Total Views: 169

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Maritime News

Australian Icebreaker Still Aground in Antarctica

Australia’s most powerful icebreaker Aurora Australis remains aground in Antarctica near Mawson station after the ship broke free from its moorings during a blizzard on Wednesday.  All 68 expeditioners and crew remain on...

February 25, 2016
Total Views: 32

Sunday, February 15, 2015
News

USCG Icebreaker Frees Fishing Vessel Near Antarctica [PHOTOS]

The crew of the USCGC Polar Star freed an Australian fishing vessel from thick pack ice Friday night approximately 900 miles northwest of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.

February 15, 2015
Total Views: 13

Friday, February 13, 2015
Maritime News

USCGC Polar Star Battles Snow, Icebergs to Reach Stranded Fishing Vessel Off Antartica

The U.S. Coast Guard sole heavy icebreaker is continuing to respond to a 207-foot fishing vessel stuck in ice off Antarctica, battling snow, wind, large icebergs, and heavy pack ice to reach the stranded vessel and crew.

February 13, 2015
Total Views: 10

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
News

USCG Icebreaker ‘Polar Star’ Sent to Rescue Vessel Stuck in Ice Off Antarctica

The U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker USCGC Polar Star’ has been called on to respond to a 207-foot fishing vessel with 27 people aboard that is stuck in thick ice...

February 11, 2015
Total Views: 14

Thursday, January 29, 2015
News

Video: MV Mary Arctica Makes Antarctic Delivery

Royal Arctic Lines' MV Mary Arctica unloads two antarctic-customized Toyota Hiluxes at Breid Bay on the coast of East Antarctica.

January 29, 2015
Total Views: 51

Monday, May 12, 2014
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Interesting

Antarctica’s Thaw Has Passed the Point of No Return

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO, May 12 (Reuters) – Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push...

May 12, 2014
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Interesting

Scientists Tracking One of World’s Largest Known Icebergs

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) – Scientists are monitoring an iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan – one of the largest now in existence – that...

April 23, 2014
Total Views: 3