A Norwegian Coast Guard ship just reached the North Pole

A Norwegian Coast Guard ship just reached the North Pole

On Wednesday, the Norwegian Coast Guard ship KV Svalbard made history by becoming the first Norwegian vessel to reach the North Pole, the Coast...
Canadian Forces plan surveillance of Northwest Passage during Nunavut operation

Canadian Forces plan surveillance of Northwest Passage during Nunavut operation

From now until the end of August, members of the Canadian Armed Forces plan to keep a close eye on marine traffic in the...
A Norwegian cruise ship is banned from sailing to Russia’s Franz Josef Land

A Norwegian cruise ship is banned from sailing to Russia’s Franz...

Two-hundred fifty passengers will no longer get to Franz Josef Land in the Russian Arctic as originally planned, after Hurtigruten was forced to cancel...
Luxury ship enters Bering Strait, starts cruise on Russia’s Northern Sea Route

Luxury ship enters Bering Strait, starts cruise on Russia’s Northern Sea...

The Silversea cruise ship Silver Explorer has entered Arctic waters, on a cruise that will travers Russia's Northern Sea Route.The 108-meter (about 355-foot) cruise...
Arctic cruises accused of leaving Indigenous communities in the cold

Arctic cruises accused of leaving Indigenous communities in the cold

LONDON — A lust for adventure tourism is driving a rise in the number of cruise ships touring the Arctic, but local people are...
Canada plans six new icebreakers for aging Coast Guard fleet

Canada plans six new icebreakers for aging Coast Guard fleet

The Canadian government plans to commission six new icebreakers.Jonathan Wilkinson, the federal minister of the Canadian Coast Guard, made the announcement in Iqaluit on...
As sea ice melts, momentum grows for Nome’s Arctic port plan

As sea ice melts, momentum grows for Nome’s Arctic port plan

The Bering Strait has been a crossing point for millennia.In past geologic eras, it was a land link that allowed animals and people to...
Kremlin’s prophesy for the Northern Sea Route is keeping Moscow officials busy

Kremlin’s prophesy for the Northern Sea Route is keeping Moscow officials...

Russian President Vladimir Putin in May 2018 said annual shipments along the Northern Sea Route should increase to 80 million tons by 2024. Since...
Record-low sea ice in July sets up conditions for an ultra-low minimum extent this fall

Record-low sea ice in July sets up conditions for an ultra-low...

Hammered by heat on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides, Arctic sea ice melted continued its months-long melt pattern and was at record lows...
A passing icebreaker rescues lost beluga recordings from Arctic sea ice

A passing icebreaker rescues lost beluga recordings from Arctic sea ice

A passing icebreaker managed to rescue lost recordings of beluga whale songs in Canadian Arctic waters last month.Belugas are well-known for their vocalizations, and...