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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Russian container ship makes history with round-trip arctic voyage

Last month, the Russian owned container ship Monchegorsk became the first vessel in history to sail the entire Northern Sea Route without icebreaker

November 17, 2010
Total Views: 76

Friday, August 27, 2010

M/V Nordic Barents set to take on Northern Sea Route

A historic event is set to take place in Northern Norway in early September, as a bulk carrier with a non-Russian flag will use the Northern Sea Route as

August 27, 2010
Total Views: 128

Friday, March 5, 2010

50 ships, thousands of people, stuck in Baltic Sea ice

By Nina Larson (AFP) STOCKHOLM — Around 50 ships, including large ferries carrying thousands, were stuck in the ice in the Baltic Sea, with many unable

March 5, 2010
Total Views: 31

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Russian Ship Smolninsky, Stuck In Ice – Incident Photo Of The Week

The Huffington Post sheds light on the details of this maritime

January 26, 2010
Total Views: 50

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

UAF chooses shipyard to build Alaska Region Research Vessel

More than three decades ago, marine scientists in the United States first identified the need for a research vessel capable of bringing scientists to

December 15, 2009
Total Views: 12

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ship Photo of the Week – USCGC Healy and CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent

This weeks ship photo of the week is of the USCGC Healy and the CCGS Louis S. St- Laurent side-by-side during last years expedition to map the artic seabed. 

July 29, 2009
Total Views: 27

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kickball in The Bering Sea – Photo

Here is a shot from LTJG Tasha Thomas (HEALY’s Public Affairs Officer) in one of her regular updates to family and friends about life aboard the

April 23, 2009
Total Views: 21

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Battling Arctic Ice – Ship Photos

Photo set by maritime photographer terrafesta of a large ship battling arctic ice. Slideshow and Flickr photo

March 26, 2009
Total Views: 13

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More Hazardous Weather for Cruise Ship Passengers

So the cruise ship industry may be able to offer the lowest prices in 20 years, but one thing that they cannot control is the weather and unfortunately

January 27, 2009
Total Views: 15

Thursday, November 13, 2008

OmniTHRUSTER and The USCGC Healy

In keeping with the arctic theme, this weeks Interesting Ship is the United States Coast Guard Cutter Healy (WAGB-20). The ship is a research icebreaker that

November 13, 2008
Total Views: 81

Monday, October 20, 2008

USCG Ice Breaker Fleet Update – Video

Here is an update from the Pentagon Channel on the status of the USCG Polar Ice Breaking fleet: More USCG official videos can be found at the USCGImagery

October 20, 2008
Total Views: 4

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Photos Of The Week – Icebreaker Louis Saint Laurent

This week two photos tie for top billing. The first headlines the tour of photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand titled “Earth From Above“. It shows the

October 18, 2008
Total Views: 45

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Arctic Report Card Shows Failing Grades

(Courtesy: The Arctic Report Card is a yearly report released by NOAA’s Climate Program Office that tracks the Arctic atmosphere, sea ice,

October 16, 2008
Total Views: 5

Friday, October 3, 2008

Icebreaker Nathaniel B. Palmer – Interesting Ship of The Week

National Geographic also brings us this week’s Interesting Ship of The Week.  They tell us: >> NAME: The Palmer is named for a U.S. seal hunter

October 3, 2008
Total Views: 221

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Numbers Are In! 2008 Arctic Sea Ice Retreat

With the close of this years arctic ice retreat and this years melt is just another reason to have scientists worrying.  While not quite reaching the extent

September 18, 2008
Total Views: 0

Friday, July 25, 2008
Ship Design

R/V Aurora Borealis, Drillship

  The most technologically advanced drillship in the world is not on lovaton in the gulf of mexico or in a Korean shipyard. Actually it’s not even

July 25, 2008
Total Views: 168

Sunday, July 6, 2008

RCMP St. Roch – Artic Explorer – Historic Ship Of The Week

Ship Name: RCMP vessel St Roch (pronounced “Saint Rock”) Vital Statistics (1944 configuration): Length: 31.8 m (104’3”) Beam: 7.5 m (24’7”)

July 6, 2008
Total Views: 200

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Russian Nuclear Icebreakers: to the North Pole!

The Picture Blog, Dark Roasted Blend is featuring a series on Russian Nuclear Icebreakers. Here’s a sample: The balance of the pics are here. Paired up

March 30, 2008
Total Views: 113

Saturday, February 2, 2008
Lifesaving Incidents

M/V Explorer Found

BitterEnd reports that the Royal Navy Ice patrol ship HMS ENDURANCE, which amongst other tasks is carrying survey work in the Antarctic on behalf of the United

February 2, 2008
Total Views: 38

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Arctic Exploration – Scouting For Leads

Crew members aboard the icebreaker Oden use a helicopter to scout for naturally occurring channels called leads, which allow the ship to make its way deep into

January 2, 2008
Total Views: 1


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