antarctica


Thursday, February 2, 2023
News

China Will Use Antarctica For Its Ocean Monitoring Satellites

by Ryan Woo (Reuters) China, only the third country to put a man in space after the Soviet Union and United States, is to build ground stations on Antarctica

14 hours ago
Total Views: 3045

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Shipping

As Ice Recedes, Italian Ship Makes Record Journey into the Antarctic

ROME, Jan 31 (Reuters) – An Italian ice-breaker carrying scientists researching in the Antarctic has sailed further south than any ship has

February 1, 2023
Total Views: 2844

Saturday, January 28, 2023
Shipping

Russian Antarctic Vessel Docks In South Africa As Green Groups Protest

JOHANNESBURG, Jan 28 (Reuters) – A Russian research vessel which has been prospecting for oil and natural gas in the Antarctic docked in South

January 28, 2023
Total Views: 6188

Friday, January 27, 2023
Defense

Photos: U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Reaches Antarctica’s McMurdo Station

The U.S. Coast Guard’s heavy icebreaker USCGC Polar Star (WAGB 10) arrived in Antarctica this week as part of its annual resupply mission to McMurdo Station,

January 27, 2023
Total Views: 3512

Sunday, October 9, 2022
Antarctic Service Member
Incidents

NSF Reports Sexual Harassment On Antarctic Expeditions

A recently released report commissioned by the National Science Foundation (NSF) reveals the extent of sexual harassment in

October 9, 2022
Total Views: 2950

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
icebreacker S.A. Aguhlas
Maritime News

Ernest Shackleton’s Ship Endurance Discovered Deep Beneath Antarctic Ice

By Michael Holden (Reuters) – The wreckage of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship “Endurance,” which was

March 9, 2022
Total Views: 12231

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Cruise Ships

Hurtigruten Cuts Short Antarctic Voyage After COVID Outbreak

OSLO, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten will cut short a voyage in the Antarctica region following an outbreak of coronavirus, the

January 6, 2022
Total Views: 1993

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
RSV Nuyina
Defense

Australia’s New Antarctic Research Icebreaker Sailing Home After Delivery

Australia’s high-advanced new Antarctic icebreaker ‘Nuyina’ is underway on its 24,000km (13,000 nautical mile) maiden voyage home to Tasmania

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 4877

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
mpv everest
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

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 6047

Thursday, March 18, 2021
A74 iceberg
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

March 18, 2021
Total Views: 4004

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
uscgc polar star
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

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 929

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
loose tooth iceberg
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

October 2, 2019
Total Views: 289

Friday, March 1, 2019
uscg icebreaker polar star
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

March 1, 2019
Total Views: 149

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

June 21, 2017
Total Views: 5

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

April 28, 2017
Total Views: 63

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

January 27, 2017
Total Views: 54

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

October 28, 2016
Total Views: 8

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

October 10, 2016
Total Views: 10

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

April 25, 2016
Total Views: 103

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

March 2, 2016
Total Views: 149