Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Defense

‘Great News’ For Great Lakes as House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Approves $1 Billion for U.S. Coast Guard Infrastructure, Heavy Icebreaker

The U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Tuesday approved $1 billion for U.S. Coast Guard shore side infrastructure nationwide and $350 million for a heavy icebreaker for the Great...

September 15, 2021
Total Views: 2687

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 following delivery from Damen Vlissingen in the Netherlands. The 160-meter Antarctic...

September 7, 2021
Total Views: 4691

Friday, September 3, 2021
A Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker escorts ships on the Northern Sea Route, July 14 2016
Shipbuilding

Russia To Build Its First LNG-Fuelled Icebreaker

MOSCOW, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Metals miner Nornickel said it will participate in the design and building of Russia’s first dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) and diesel icebreaker to prepare...

September 3, 2021
Total Views: 1192

Friday, July 23, 2021
Shipping

Russia Shows Renewed Interest in LNG-Powered Icebreakers

By Gleb Stolyarov ST PETERSBURG, July 23 (Reuters) – Russia plans to build its first batch of icebreakers that are powered by liquified natural gas, a top official said on Friday,...

July 23, 2021
Total Views: 1213

Thursday, May 6, 2021
CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent
Shipbuilding

Canada Promises Two Arctic Icebreakers in Pre-Election Job Boost

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, May 6 (Reuters) – Canada on Thursday promised to build two Arctic ice breakers and create hundreds of jobs in two politically influential provinces that will...

May 6, 2021
Total Views: 1830

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 continent. The ice-strengthened...

April 7, 2021
Total Views: 6004

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Lake Superior Ice-breaker
NOAA

Great Lakes Ice Coverage Is The Smallest In Decades

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The U.S. rang in the new year with an unusually mild January 2021 that tied with 1923 for the ninth-warmest January on record. The warmth was...

February 11, 2021
Total Views: 4300

Monday, December 7, 2020
Defense

The United States’ Only Heavy Icebreaker Heads North to the Arctic

The nation’s only heavy icebreaker, the USCGC Polar Star, departed Seattle on Friday for its month-long deployment to the Arctic. While there the vessel and its crew will “protect the...

December 7, 2020
Total Views: 5879

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, November 3, 2020
Maritime News

Aker Arctic to Develop New Baltic Icebreakers for Finland and Sweden

Finnish-based Aker Arctic has been selected to develop next-generation icebreakers for the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) and the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA). The new icebreakers will provide escort operations...

November 3, 2020
Total Views: 217

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
China's polar icebreaker Xuelong 2
Defense

Without Icebreakers, How Will The US Navy Defend Greenland?

By Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen COPENHAGEN, Oct 20 (Reuters) On a windy August afternoon in 2017, Akitsinnguaq Ina Olsen was relaxing in the old harbor of Nuuk, Greenland’s capital, when a Chinese icebreaker...

October 20, 2020
Total Views: 389

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Maritime News

Russia: World’s Most Powerful Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker Headed to Arctic

MOSCOW, Sept 22 (Reuters) – A nuclear-powered ice breaker Russia says is the world’s largest and most powerful set off on Tuesday on a two-week journey to the Arctic as...

September 22, 2020
Total Views: 127

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Christophe de Margerie LNG carrier
Maritime News

Russian Joint Venture Orders 10 LNG Carriers for Arctic LNG 2 Project

A joint venture involving Russian firms SCF Group and NOVATEK has placed an order for 10 icebreaking LNG carriers to support the Arctic LNG 2 project along the Northern Sea...

September 8, 2020
Total Views: 109

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Defense

Heading Home: U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker Healy Suffers Fire Off Alaska

The United States’ only medium icebreaker USCGC Healy has suffered a fire and propulsion failure while en route to the Arctic. The U.S. Coast Guard reports that the Healy was...

August 26, 2020
Total Views: 410

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Maritime News

President Trump Calls for Review of Nation’s Polar Icebreaker Program

President Trump has called on various federal agencies to review options for achieving a fully-operartional polar security icebreaking fleet by 2029. President Trump ordered the review in a memo released...

June 11, 2020
Total Views: 74

Thursday, April 23, 2020
A Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker escorts ships on the Northern Sea Route, July 14 2016
Maritime News

Russian Firms to Build World’s Most Powerful Nuclear Icebreaker

MOSCOW, April 23 (Reuters) – Two Russian companies signed a deal on Thursday to build the world’s most powerful nuclear icebreaker to help boost trade on a northern sea route...

April 23, 2020
Total Views: 12

Monday, December 16, 2019
arktika nuclear-powered icebreaker
Maritime News

World’s Largest Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker Completes Stage One Sea Trials

Russia’s largest and most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker has returned from its first round of sea trials before its planned delivery in 2020.  The icebreaker, named Arktika, is under construction at...

December 16, 2019
Total Views: 1025

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
lng carrier eduard toll
Maritime News

Yamal LNG’s 15-Vessel Fleet of Icebreaking LNG Tankers Now Operational

The fifteenth and final icebreaking LNG carrier responsible for shipping gas from the remote Yamal LNG terminal in the Russian Arctic has now been delivered. The vessel, named Yakov Gakkel,...

December 11, 2019
Total Views: 748

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Maritime News

Serious Concerns Raised Over Inadequate Icebreaking Capabilities on Great Lakes

With winter approaching, worsening ice conditions and high water, the Great Lakes region could be facing potential job losses and serious financial implications due to aging icebreaking assets on both...

December 5, 2019
Total Views: 45

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
arctic sea ice
Maritime News

Carr: Foam Lance Under the Ice

By Michael Carr – I worked at bracing myself under the ship, trying to steady my body against the hull while inserting the foam lance’s fabric-covered tip into the icebreaker’s...

December 4, 2019
Total Views: 22