US Coast Guard proposes purchase of existing icebreaker as Arctic ‘bridging strategy’

US Coast Guard proposes purchase of existing icebreaker as Arctic ‘bridging...

The Biden administration is requesting $125 million in its 2023 budget to purchase an existing privately owned U.S. icebreaker. The funds would cover the estimated...
Delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreaker is delayed, even as the agency as sharpens its Arctic focus

Delivery of the U.S. Coast Guard’s new icebreaker is delayed, even...

The newest U.S. heavy icebreaker will not be delivered until 2025, a year later than planned, the U.S. Coast Guard recently announced. The news came...
The newest US icebreaker now has a name, but construction is still delayed

The newest US icebreaker now has a name, but construction is...

The newest U.S. icebreaker will be called Polar Sentinel, but the ship’s delivery will be delayed until at least May 2025, Adm. Karl L....
Russia’s new North Pole platform will soon be ready to move into ice

Russia’s new North Pole platform will soon be ready to move...

There is still plenty of work left to be done. The 83-meter vessel with the peculiar shape is wrapped in scaffold in the Admiralty...
Canada’s new naval Arctic patrol ship circumnavigated North America on its first voyage

Canada’s new naval Arctic patrol ship circumnavigated North America on its...

The Royal Canadian Navy's Arctic and offshore patrol vessel HMCS Harry DeWolf returned to its home port of Halifax on Thursday, after circumnavigating the...
Major oil companies and investors pull back from Russian Arctic oil and gas

Major oil companies and investors pull back from Russian Arctic oil...

Several major oil companies and investors have announced in recent days they are withdrawing from Russian resource development or not pursuing new projects with...
Ice-locked Russian Arctic towns might not get needed supplies

Ice-locked Russian Arctic towns might not get needed supplies

Quickly accumulating sea ice along the Northern Sea Route is creating a potentially critical situation along Russia’s east Arctic coast. For several weeks, a...
The world’s most powerful icebreaker makes its first voyage along the eastern Northern Sea Route

The world’s most powerful icebreaker makes its first voyage along the...

The nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika arrived on January 1 in the remote Russian town of Pevek, together with cargo vessels Inzhener Trubin and Yuri Arshenevsky and diesel-engined...
Denmark to fund major hydropower projects in Greenland

Denmark to fund major hydropower projects in Greenland

Greenland and Denmark announced a new funding agreement for two major hydroelectric power plants in Greenland on Tuesday. Múte B. Egede, prime minister of Greenland,...
Full speed ahead for Russia’s new fleet of giant icebreakers

Full speed ahead for Russia’s new fleet of giant icebreakers

The nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika, the first of a powerful new series being built in Russia, is undergoing acceptance tests at sea, while the second...