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 history as the northernmost naming ceremony for a passenger...

September 14, 2021
Total Views: 1602

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 closer to passage Thursday, as the House Natural Resources...

September 2, 2021
Total Views: 2833

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 northernmost point of land and was revealed...

August 28, 2021
Total Views: 2784

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 state-run project to bring high-speed internet...

August 6, 2021
Total Views: 1976

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 60s? If so then...

June 3, 2021
Total Views: 3654

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 activities in the Arctic region, describing them as ‘unlawful...

May 18, 2021
Total Views: 1794

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 current climate trends continue,...

February 25, 2021
Total Views: 37747

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, gathering evidence to determine whether a massive...

February 17, 2021
Total Views: 2773

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 drones and radars, as shrinking sea ice has fast-tracked a...

February 12, 2021
Total Views: 2238

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 impacts of climate change, an Alaska Native leader...

January 12, 2021
Total Views: 1674

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” provides strategic guidance on how the Department of...

January 6, 2021
Total Views: 4239

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 logistics stop comes 30 days into...

January 6, 2021
Total Views: 3794

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 because Operation Deep Freeze was...

November 4, 2020
Total Views: 772

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. Double the manpower...

October 27, 2020
Total Views: 228

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Research Vessel Polarstern Return
Environment

Here’s One Way To Avoid COVID19 – Set Your Ship Adrift In Arctic Ice

After more than a year in the Central Arctic, this Monday, 12 October, the research icebreaker Polarstern returned to her homeport in Bremerhaven. The event marked the end of a...

October 14, 2020
Total Views: 37

Friday, August 7, 2020
Maritime News

Arctic Sea Ice Shrank to Record Lows in July

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) –Ice covering the Arctic Ocean reached the lowest level since at least 1979 for July as temperatures spiked in the region, leaving large stretches of...

August 7, 2020
Total Views: 13

Thursday, August 6, 2020
maersk arctic
Maritime News

Arctic Sea Ice Shrank to Record Lows in July

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) –Ice covering the Arctic Ocean reached the lowest level since at least 1979 for July as temperatures spiked in the region, leaving large stretches of...

August 6, 2020
Total Views: 13

Monday, January 27, 2020
nuclear icebreaker convoy
Maritime News

Green Groups Push for Low Sulphur Fuel Ban in the Arctic

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Green groups on Monday called for a ban on the use of new low sulfur fuel in the Arctic region, citing research showing that blends...

January 27, 2020
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
arctic sea ice
Maritime News

Climate Change Hitting Top U.S. Fishery in the Arctic, NOAA Report Says

Arctic ecosystems and communities are increasingly at risk due to continued warming and declining sea ice, according NOAA’s 2019 Arctic Report Card. By Timothy Gardner and Yereth Rosen WASHINGTON/ANCHORAGE, Dec...

December 10, 2019
Total Views: 14

Monday, October 21, 2019
nuclear icebreaker convoy
Maritime News

Russia Willing to Pay to Lure Shippers to the Arctic

(Bloomberg) –Russia wants to make its Arctic waters more attractive to shippers than the Suez Canal and could be willing to compensate for potential risks to make that happen. President...

October 21, 2019
Total Views: 68