Monday, May 22, 2017
Monday, September 12, 2016
Cruise Shipping The Once-Impenetrable Northwest Passage
By Katie Orlinsky (Bloomberg) On Aug. 16, the Crystal Serenity set out from Seward, Alaska, carrying 1,700 passengers and crew, and escorted by a comparatively minuscule, 1,800-ton icebreaker. She circled west and...
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Age-Old Dream of Arctic Shipping Still Just a Dream
By Adam Minter (Bloomberg View) — For centuries, a harsh climate and ice-choked seas dashed the dreams of sailors attempting to cross the Canadian Northwest Passage between Asia and Europe....
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
World’s most dangerous cruise? 1,070-Passenger Ship To Enter Northwest Passage
by Ethan Lou (Reuters) The first commercial cruise ship to sail through Canada’s Northwest Passage was set to depart on Tuesday, part of a growing Arctic tourism industry spurred by...
Sunday, September 21, 2014
First Arctic Cargo Shipped Through Northwest Passage -Fednav
Canadian arctic shipping firm Fednav says that its vessel MV Nunavik will become the first commercial vessel carrying a cargo of Arctic origins to make a full, unescorted transit of the Northwest Passage.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Arctic Ice Melt Seen Freeing Way for South Korea Oil Hub
Melting Arctic ice is widening a path for ships to deliver European oil to Asia, stoking South Korea’s ambition to become a regional storage and trading hub.
Monday, July 21, 2014
Luxury Cruise Line Plans First-Ever Voyage Through Famed Northwest Passage
High-end cruise operator Crystal Cruises has announced plans to become the world's first luxury cruise line to sail the Arctic Ocean via the world famous and elusive Northwest Passage.
Monday, July 14, 2014
With Insufficient Horsepower, the Northwest Passage Proves Unpassable
For the solo-sailor aboard the 36-foot steel-hulled sailing yacht Altan Girl, the Northwest Passage and the rumors of ice-free summers appears to have been deceptive advertising. The yacht became beset in...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Canadian Icebreakers Are Key to Increased Shipping in the Arctic
Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) — When the Danish-owned Nordic Orion became the first bulk carrier to transit the Northwest Passage, it relied on an escort for part of the route by...
Friday, September 27, 2013
Danish Panamax Coal Carrier Completes Northwest Passage
A large sea freighter completed a voyage through the hazardous Arctic Northwest Passage for the first time on Friday as global warming opens routes that mariners have wanted for centuries.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
On Thin Ice: U.S. Capability Lacking in the Race for the Arctic
By Ensign Joseph P. Walter, US Navy For years now there has been talk about how the Arctic is heating up—both in the physical sense and in terms of human interest....
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Alaska Charts Dangerously Outdated According To NOAA
“Much of Alaska’s coastal area has never had full bottom surveys to measure water depths,” according to Cmdr. James Crocker, commanding officer of the NOAA Ship Fairweather upon embarking on...
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Think You Can Sue The Canadian Coast Guard? Think Again!
In 2009, gCaptain’s sister site, UnofficialNetworks.com, took a long distance ski adventure to Antartica aboard the ice capable expedition ship. The trip was a huge success for the Unofficial Team...
Friday, January 6, 2012
Norwegian LNG Carrier Chooses Ice over Pirates, Russia Opens Northeast Passage
*Editor’s Note: Changed title to include Northeast Passage, not Northwest Passage as was originally reported. OSLO (Dow Jones)–Russia has for the first time authorized a Liquefied Natural Gas tanker to...
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Arctic Ice Melt Record Set – Northeast Passage Now Open For Business
The famed Northeast passage, shipping lanes through the Arctic Ice, is now open for cargo traffic between Europe and Asia, says Russia’s environmental agency, the Federal Hydrometeorological and Environmental Monitoring Service, in a recent...
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Thursday, September 18, 2008
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”) Draft: 3.25 m (10’8”) Tonnage: 196.5 t Hull: Douglas...
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