Massive Iceberg Threatens Greenland Village

(Reuters) - An iceberg the size of a hill has drifted close to a tiny village on the western coast of Greenland, causing fear that it could swamp the settlement with a tsunami if it calves. The iceberg towers over houses on a promontory in the village of Innaarsuit but it is grounded and has not moved overnight, state broadcaster KNR reported. A danger zone close to the … [Read more...]

Havyard to Design Two Cargo Ships for Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line

Norwegian ship designer Havyard Design & Solutions has been awarded a contract to the two new cargo vessels for Greenland's exclusive shipping company Royal Arctic Line. The vessels will be designed to transport temperature-controlled containers and general cargo in northwest Greenland. Royal Arctic Line, which is wholly-owned by the Government of Greenland, holds a … [Read more...]

Greenland Ferry Finally Free After Several Days Beset By Ice

An Arctic Umiaq Line ferry has finally freed itself from an ice flow off Greenland's southwest coast after spending several days beset by ice. The Greenland coastal ferry, MS Sarfaq Ittuk, had 37 passengers and 22 crew members onboard when it became stuck last Friday, March 23. Although inconvenienced and without internet or phone service, passengers on board were never … [Read more...]

Maersk Oil Postpones Decision to Drill Offshore Greenland

COPENHAGEN, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Maersk Oil, a unit of Denmark's A. P. Moller-Maersk, has postponed a decision on whether to drill for oil at a exploration licence off the coast of Greenland. Maersk Oil has as operator of the Baffin Bay, Block 9 exploration licence agreed with Greenland in late 2014 to extend the first sub-period of the license by two years, it said in an email … [Read more...]

WATCH – Largest Glacier Calving Ever Captured on Film

On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water. Chasing Ice won the award for … [Read more...]