Arctic cruise operator Lindblad names directors backed by activist firm to its board

Arctic cruise operator Lindblad names directors backed by activist firm to...

BOSTON — Lindblad Expeditions on Thursday said it named two independent directors backed by activist investment firm ValueAct Capital, which owns a nearly 10...
Defense bill could keep plans for progress on a new US heavy polar icebreaker alive

Defense bill could keep plans for progress on a new US...

The National Defense Authorization Act passed by the Senate on Wednesday provides $716 billion for defense in fiscal year 2019 — and revives the prospect...
Chinese shipper on path to ‘normalize’ polar shipping

Chinese shipper on path to ‘normalize’ polar shipping

Starting with the voyage of the Yong Sheng in 2013, the Chinese shipping firm COSCO has sent 10 vessels on a total of 14 voyages...
Canada and Russia are looking to deploy surveillance drones in the Arctic

Canada and Russia are looking to deploy surveillance drones in the...

Canada is looking to purchase an unmanned aerial vehicle from Germany, while Russian defense manufacturer Kalashnikov and the country’s Foundation for Advanced Research Projects have launched...
Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Canada launches its first new icebreaker in 25 years

Welcome to Canada, CCGS Capt. Molly Kool: On Dec. 14, the retrofitted and repainted ice-class tug from Norway became the first addition to the...
A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national security

A deepwater port in Alaska’s Arctic is essential for U.S. national...

While cooperation has been a hallmark of Arctic relations between the United States and Russia, it is important to consider national security due to...
UK royals give ‘Boaty McBoatface’ polar research ship its official name

UK royals give ‘Boaty McBoatface’ polar research ship its official name

BIRKENHEAD, England — Prince William and his wife Kate formally named a new British polar research ship "Sir David Attenborough" on Thursday, a more...
Iceland’s proposed new container port creates controversy

Iceland’s proposed new container port creates controversy

A proposed new deepwater port and shipping hub in northeast Iceland has stirred up controversy.Icelandic Minister for the Environment Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson, who in...
China starts construction of new icebreaker

China starts construction of new icebreaker

Shipyard Jiangnan confirms that it has officially started the construction of the vessel, and that it is planned to be ready for sailing in...
A Svalbard reindeer died after getting tangled up in plastic waste

A Svalbard reindeer died after getting tangled up in plastic waste

Plastic waste represents an increasing problem for reindeer on Svalbard, and one reindeer recently died after it got entangled in a big tangle of...