Monday, May 22, 2017
News

WATCH: Canada’s New Shipping Shortcut

May 22, 2017
Total Views: 11

Monday, September 12, 2016
Maritime News

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...

September 12, 2016
Total Views: 2

Thursday, September 8, 2016
arctic shipping
Maritime News

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....

September 8, 2016
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Interesting

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...

August 16, 2016
Total Views: 16

Sunday, September 21, 2014
News

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.

September 21, 2014
Total Views: 40

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
stena poseidon tanker ice
Maritime News

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.

July 22, 2014
Total Views: 12

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.

July 21, 2014
Total Views: 20

Monday, July 14, 2014
Coast Guard Cutter Healy altan girl
Incidents

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...

July 14, 2014
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Maritime News

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...

October 30, 2013
Total Views: 5

Friday, September 27, 2013
nordic orion arctic
Maritime News

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.

September 27, 2013
Total Views: 7

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Vladimir Tikhonov Sovcomflot suezmax northern sea route tanker
Defense

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....

August 8, 2012
Total Views: 26

Saturday, August 4, 2012
noaa ship fairweather in Alaskan waters
Maritime News

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...

August 4, 2012
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Clipper Adventurer Aground In Canadian Waters
Incidents

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...

June 20, 2012
Total Views: 12

Friday, January 6, 2012
LNG carrier Ribera del Duero Knutsen ice-classed
Maritime News

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...

January 6, 2012
Total Views: 19

Friday, September 23, 2011
putin-arctic
Maritime News

Russia – Putin Lays Claim To The Arctic

Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia, held a press conference yesterday  laying his country’s claim to the famed Northeast passage and promising to modernise the infrastructure needed for Moscow to...

September 23, 2011
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
northwest-passage-arctic-ice-extent-noaa imagery
Maritime News

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...

August 3, 2011
Total Views: 24

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Maritime News

NOAA unveils Arctic’s 2010-2017 Strategic Plan

Photo: 2010 Arctic ice minimum compared to average courtesy NOAA NOAA explained yesterday how it will concentrate scientific, service, and stewardship efforts in the Arctic when it released its first...

March 17, 2011
Total Views: 1

Thursday, September 18, 2008
Uncategorized

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 of the last...

September 18, 2008
Total Views: 0

Sunday, July 6, 2008
Uncategorized

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...

July 6, 2008
Total Views: 31