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Wednesday, December 6, 2023
A view of the A23a iceberg from the RRS Sir David Attenborough. Photo courtesy Theresa Gossman, Matthew Gascoyne, Christopher Grey
Shipping

RRS Sir David Attenborough Encounters World’s Largest Iceberg

The RRS Sir David Attenborough, the UK’s polar research vessel, recently had a close encounter with the A23a mega iceberg, the largest iceberg in the

December 6, 2023
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Friday, September 15, 2023
CCGS Vincent Massey leaving Levis, Quebec | Photo credit: Chantier Davie
Defense

Canadian Coast Guard Dedicates Third and Final Secondhand Medium Icebreaker

The Canadian Coast Guard has officially welcomed the medium icebreaker CCGS Vincent Massey to its fleet at a dedication to service ceremony in Quebec City.

September 15, 2023
Total Views: 10939

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Baltic Russian Icebreaker
Shipping

Russia Lacks Ice-Class Vessels to Develop Arctic’s Northern Sea Route

MOSCOW, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Russia must boost production facilities for the construction of ice-breaking vessels in order to meet its

September 6, 2023
Total Views: 2110

Saturday, April 29, 2023
Polar Star at anchor in Taylor Bay, Alaska
Defense

Is America Losing The Arctic Race?

By Josh Caldon (CIMSEC) Almost weekly there is another story insinuating that the US is losing the “race for the Arctic.” Those who support the claim that

April 29, 2023
Total Views: 3954

Saturday, April 1, 2023
CNO Gilday Congress
Navy

Top Navy Admiral Says No To Icebreakers

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) As tensions rise in the Arctic with Russia and China expanding their presence, Congresswoman Betty McCollum – ranking

April 1, 2023
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Monday, March 27, 2023
CCGS Vincent Massey leaving Levis, Quebec | Photo credit: Chantier Davie
Shipbuilding

Canada’s Davie Eyes Arctic Shipbuilding Expansion with Helsinki Shipyard

Québec-based Chantier Davie Canada Inc. (Davie) has announced exercising its exclusive option to purchase the assets of Finland’s Helsinki Shipyard Oy

March 27, 2023
Total Views: 3842

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Putin Touts Russia’s ‘Arctic power’ with Launch of Nuclear Icebreakers
Shipbuilding

Putin Touts Russia’s ‘Arctic power’ with Launch of Nuclear Icebreakers

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Nov 22 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday touted Russia’s Arctic power at a flag-raising ceremony and

November 22, 2022
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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
CCGS Vincent Massey leaving Levis, Quebec | Photo credit: Chantier Davie
Defense

Canadian Coast Guard Takes Delivery of Third Converted Medium Icebreaker

The Canadian Coast Guard has taken delivery of its third medium icebreaker which it acquired secondhand from the commercial market in 2018. The icebreaker,

October 18, 2022
Total Views: 7503

Thursday, October 6, 2022
U.S. Icebreaker Marks Third Visit to the North Pole
Shipping

U.S. Icebreaker Marks Third Visit to the North Pole

The United States’ only medium icebreaker has marked its third visit to the top of the world. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB 20) reached the

October 6, 2022
Total Views: 2771

Sunday, April 10, 2022
The Icebreaker That Found The Endurance Is Vital For Climate Science
Environment

The Icebreaker That Found The Endurance Is Vital For Climate Science

by Sarah Fawcett– (The Conversation)-It was 1914 when the English explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton set sail on his Imperial Trans-Antarctic

April 10, 2022
Total Views: 6337

Sunday, March 27, 2022
uscgc glacier
Environment

Science Fiction Guide To Keeping Doomsday Glacier Hanging On May Be Within Our Technological Capabilities

By Kim Stanley Robinson(Bloomberg) –Do you like going to the beach? Too bad. They’re all doomed. I say this because beaches are by their nature

March 27, 2022
Total Views: 7059

Monday, March 7, 2022
46 Year Old Icebreaker Breaks World Record
USCG

46 Year Old Icebreaker Breaks World Record

The US Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star reached a position of 78 degrees, 44 minutes, 1.32 seconds south latitude in February holding a distance of

March 7, 2022
Total Views: 13665

Monday, February 14, 2022
Coast Guard Ice Pilot Lauren Kowalski
USCG

Icebreakers: Meet The First In A New Generation Of US Coast Guard Ice Pilots

As tensions with Russia heat up, the United States will need to recapitalize its broken fleet of heavy icebreakers but central to that mission is recruiting

February 14, 2022
Total Views: 11288

Monday, January 3, 2022
Artist rendering of the Polar Security Cutter. Credit: Bollinger Shipyards
Defense

Halter Marine Awarded Contract for Second Polar Security Cutter Icebreaker for U.S. Coast Guard

Pascagoula, Mississippi-based Halter Marine has been awarded the contract for the construction of the second U.S. Coast Guard Polar Security Cutter (PSC).

January 3, 2022
Total Views: 7018

Saturday, November 20, 2021
Welcome Home U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy
USCG

Welcome Home U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy

The crew aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20) approach the pier at Base Seattle Saturday, Nov. 20, after completing a 22,000-mile, 133-day deployment

November 20, 2021
Total Views: 5370

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
‘Great News’ For Great Lakes as House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Approves $1 Billion for U.S. Coast Guard Infrastructure, Heavy Icebreaker
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

September 15, 2021
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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: 4983

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

September 3, 2021
Total Views: 1299

Friday, July 23, 2021
Russia Shows Renewed Interest in LNG-Powered Icebreakers
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,

July 23, 2021
Total Views: 1305

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

May 6, 2021
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