‘Boaty McBoatface’ heads for open seas

‘Boaty McBoatface’ heads for open seas

NEW BRIGHTON, England — Britain's new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, headed for the open seas on Tuesday to start trials after a...
Russia’s Northern Fleet prepares for a long-range test of the Tsirkon hypersonic missile

Russia’s Northern Fleet prepares for a long-range test of the Tsirkon...

Warnings have been issued for large areas of the Barents Sea from November 3 to 8, as Russia makes ready to test a hypersonic...
Putin pledges Russian superiority in the Arctic with new icebreakers

Putin pledges Russian superiority in the Arctic with new icebreakers

MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia wanted to retain its superiority in the Arctic and that it planned to renew...
New powerful Arc7 LNG carriers could — maybe — eliminate the need for icebreakers on the Northern Sea Route

New powerful Arc7 LNG carriers could — maybe — eliminate the...

Finnish icebreaker designer Aker Arctic, the company behind many historic and recent icebreaking ship designs, announced Wednesday that together with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering...
Norwegian Coast Guard sails high-latitude Arctic voyage to Beaufort Sea

Norwegian Coast Guard sails high-latitude Arctic voyage to Beaufort Sea

Norway's largest coast guard ship, KV Svalbard, is sailing an unusually high latitude voyage across the Arctic to recover three moored instruments in the...
As Arctic shipping routes open up, insurers are grappling with many unknowns

As Arctic shipping routes open up, insurers are grappling with many...

LONDON — When Captain Will Whatley guides a ship through Arctic waters, he is starkly aware of what can go wrong. Double the manpower is...
A new report measures the infrastructure gap between Nunavut and the rest of Canada

A new report measures the infrastructure gap between Nunavut and the...

Nunavut has the highest rate of overcrowded housing in Canada, the slowest internet speeds and the poorest access to local health-care services in the...
Sea ice at the North Pole was too thin to properly test Russia’s giant new icebreaker

Sea ice at the North Pole was too thin to properly...

After Russia's newest icebreaker, the nuclear-powered Arktika, reached the North Pole on her maiden voyage, the communication department of Atomflot sent a press release...
Britain’s new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, set for sea trials

Britain’s new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, set for sea...

BIRKENHEAD, England — Britain's new polar ship, the Sir David Attenborough, will leave for sea trials on Wednesday to be put through its paces...
As the Arctic’s attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole

As the Arctic’s attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole

COPENHAGEN — On a windy August afternoon in 2017, Akitsinnguaq Ina Olsen was relaxing in the old harbor of Nuuk, Greenland's capital, when a...