How ordinary ship traffic could help map the uncharted Arctic Ocean seafloor

How ordinary ship traffic could help map the uncharted Arctic Ocean...

Throughout world, the ocean floor's details remain largely a mystery; less than 10 percent has been mapped using modern sonar technology. Even in the...
Russia expands military transport fleet to move troops long distances

Russia expands military transport fleet to move troops long distances

MOSCOW — Russia is urgently expanding its military support fleet to include more long-range ships to improve its ability to move troops and hardware to...
As the Arctic Ocean thaws, ice blows west, helping Russia’s shipping ambitions

As the Arctic Ocean thaws, ice blows west, helping Russia’s shipping...

OSLO — Russian shipping in the Arctic is benefiting from winds that are driving the oldest and thickest sea ice towards North America, further opening a remote...
Finland is open to plans by ex-Angry Birds executive for China funding of Estonia tunnel, says transport minister

Finland is open to plans by ex-Angry Birds executive for China...

HELSINKI — Finland's government is open to plans by a former executive at the Angry Birds game maker Rovio who wants to seek Chinese...
Norwegian Arctic coastal waters are among the most dangerous

Norwegian Arctic coastal waters are among the most dangerous

A ‘Northguider’ crew member is lifted aboard a rescue helicopter. The ‘Northguider’ is visible at the right of the image,...
Russia’s nuclear icebreaker program runs into delays

Russia’s nuclear icebreaker program runs into delays

The construction of Russia’s first LK-60 nuclear icebreaker, the Arktika, might be at least a year delayed following troubles at the Baltic Yard in...
The first battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The first battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

The world's first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator...
Novatek says it will move LNG ship-to-ship transfers from Norwegian to Russian waters

Novatek says it will move LNG ship-to-ship transfers from Norwegian to...

Representatives of Russian gas company Novatek told the newspaper Kommersant that the reloading of LNG in the Sarnes Fjord outside Honningsvåg, Norway, will come...
The small town of Dikson is set to get a key role in Russia’s big Arctic plan

The small town of Dikson is set to get a key...

The roughly 550 people living in Dikson, an outpost on the Kara Sea coast, could soon face big change as Russia's federal government earlier...
New naval ships advance Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic

New naval ships advance Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic

There’s a small glass porthole in the captain’s cabin of HMCS Charlottetown. Besides a handful of windshields, the pie-sized lookout is the only true...