Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

Outdated navigational charts are an Arctic maritime disaster in the making

On a July evening three years ago, the 380-foot Finnish icebreaker Fennica headed out from Dutch Harbor shortly before 11 p.m., bound for the...
Canada’s Navy hones its oil-spill response skills in Arctic waters

Canada’s Navy hones its oil-spill response skills in Arctic waters

When a crew member signals an alarm after spotting oil spilled aboard HMCS Charlottetown, marine engineer Ronald Low is one of the first people...
Churchill’s port, railway could soon reopen under new ownership

Churchill’s port, railway could soon reopen under new ownership

Churchill’s port and railway at may be back in service before the end of the year, following the purchase of this infrastructure by a...
As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

I was aboard the 364-foot Russian research-cruise ship Akademik Ioffe when it came to a violent stop after grounding on a shoal in a...
Arctic Council eyes action plan to reduce Arctic marine litter, microplastics

Arctic Council eyes action plan to reduce Arctic marine litter, microplastics

The Arctic Council intends to turn its attention to the marine litter and microplastics found around the circumpolar world.It’s developing a project that will...
A U.S.-Russian Arctic expedition heads to one of the fastest changing parts of the Arctic Ocean

A U.S.-Russian Arctic expedition heads to one of the fastest changing...

More than 50 oceanographic researchers are on board Russia's polar research flagship Akademik Tryoshnikov as it makes its way towards the Laptev Sea and...
When will Europe’s Arctic railway be built? That could depend on cargo volumes

When will Europe’s Arctic railway be built? That could depend on...

There is significant international interest in a potential railway between Rovaniemi, in Northern Finland, and Kirkenes, a port on Norway's Arctic coast. But questions...
Transport Canada, Coast Guard take control of stricken cruise ship

Transport Canada, Coast Guard take control of stricken cruise ship

The Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada have taken control of the damaged adventure cruise ship Akademik Ioffe and are preparing to develop a...
Northern Sea Route sees more than 80 percent increase in goods shipped so far this year

Northern Sea Route sees more than 80 percent increase in goods...

A total of 9.95 million tons of goods have so far this year been shipped to and from ports on the Northern Sea Route....
A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

A cruise ship runs aground in Canada’s Arctic waters

The Russian-flagged passenger ship Akademik Ioffe ran aground along Canada’s Arctic Northwest Passage with 162 people aboard early on Friday, August 24th.The ship’s operator, One Ocean...