arctic


Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Shipping

Russia Opens Arctic Oil Tanker Route To China

By Elina Ganatra and Julian Lee (Bloomberg) Russia sent its second-ever crude oil shipment east through the Arctic Circle toward China, a route that could one

November 8, 2022
Total Views: 2071

Sunday, October 16, 2022
China NATO
Navy

NATO And China Face-Off At Arctic Summit

By Danielle Bochove (Bloomberg) A senior NATO official confronted a Chinese diplomat over China’s failure to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine,

October 16, 2022
Total Views: 3830

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: 2908

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Maritime Security

Russia Conducts Military Drills In Arctic Sea

(Reuters) – Russian nuclear-powered submarines fired cruise missiles in the Arctic on Friday as part of military drills designed to test

September 17, 2022
Total Views: 2758

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Qeqertaq Avannarleq, the northern most island
Blog

Was The World’s ‘Northern-Most Island’ Erased From Charts?

by Kevin Hamilton (University of Hawaii) In 2021, an expedition off the icy northern Greenland coast spotted what appeared to be a previously uncharted island.

September 10, 2022
Total Views: 4292

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Ships bridge silhouetted with Antarctic Icebergs on the Horizon
Shipping

More Arctic Shipping is Leaving Trash in Its Wake, Scientists Warn

By Yereth Rosen and Timothy Gardner ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec 14 (Reuters) – Following another year of stark climate impacts in the Arctic, scientists

December 14, 2021
Total Views: 1573

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Cruise Ships

New Battery-Powered Expedition Cruise Ship Named ‘Next to the North Pole’

A newbuild hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ship belonging to Hurtigruten Expeditions has been named in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, making

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 1762

Thursday, September 2, 2021
News

Legislation Moves Forward To Block Oil Drilling In Most U.S. Waters

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — Legislation to block oil drilling in most U.S. waters and Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge edged

September 2, 2021
Total Views: 2887

Saturday, August 28, 2021
Greenland expedition discover 'world's northernmost island'
Environment

It Was Not Our Intention To Discover A New Island

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters)-Scientists last month set foot on a tiny island off the coast of Greenland which they say is the world’s

August 28, 2021
Total Views: 2855

Friday, August 6, 2021
Russian Arctic Cable Layer
Offshore

Russia Starts Arctic Cable Laying Project

By Gleb Stolyarov (Reuters) – Russia on Friday begins laying its first undersea fiber optic communications cable through the Arctic as part of a

August 6, 2021
Total Views: 2135

Thursday, June 3, 2021
MS Roald Amundsen Itinerary
Cruise Ships

Now You Can Sail Pole To Pole For Just $64,581

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Do you like very long voyages and eating steak tartare while getting battered about in the Roaring 40s, Furious 50s, and Screaming

June 3, 2021
Total Views: 3724

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
nuclear icebreaker convoy
Shipping

Secretary of State Blinken Criticizes Russia’s ‘Unlawful Maritime Claims’ in the Arctic

By Humeyra Pamuk and Nikolaj Skydsgaard REYKJAVIK, May 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday criticized Russia’s

May 18, 2021
Total Views: 1800

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Environment

The Deadliest Catch Is About To Get Deadlier As Arctic Thunderstorms Are Predicted To Intensify

By Yereth Rosen (Reuters) – Alaska may need to brace for more thunderstorms — along with the landslides, floods and wildfires they can bring — if

February 25, 2021
Total Views: 37771

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
News

Robots Penetrate Massive South Atlantic Iceberg

By Isla Binnie (Reuters) – For the next four months, robotic submersible vehicles will swim the frigid, choppy waters around South Georgia island,

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 2785

Friday, February 12, 2021
denmark-navy-RDN_F357_Thetis
Navy

Denmark Ramps Up Arctic Naval Defense Spending

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen (Reuters) Denmark said on Thursday it will significantly strengthen its defense capabilities in the Arctic, including long-range

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 2258

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise Navigating In Ice
Environment

The Arctic Environment Is Transforming, Here’s How And Why

By Clare Baldwin and Kate Abnett (Reuters) – The environmental transformation happening in the Arctic is key to understanding the potential global

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 1686

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Defense

U.S. Navy Releases Arctic Strategy

The U.S. Navy on Wednesday revealed its strategy in the Arctic as the region becomes more and more accessible. The forward-looking “blueprint”

January 6, 2021
Total Views: 4257

Shipping

USCGC Polar Star Visits Dutch Harbor for First Time Since 2013

The U.S. Coast Guard’s sole polar icebreaker, USCGC Polar Star, has arrived in Dutch Harbor, Alaska as part of its unusual Arctic deployment. The

January 6, 2021
Total Views: 3823

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: 922

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
News

How Do You Insure Ships In The Arctic?

By Jonathan Saul LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – When Captain Will Whatley guides a ship through Arctic waters, he is starkly aware of what can go wrong.

October 27, 2020
Total Views: 283