US cancels Arctic operation after an engine fire aboard the icebreaker Healy

US cancels Arctic operation after an engine fire aboard the icebreaker...

The U.S. Coast Guard has canceled an Arctic patrol mission after the icebreaker USCGC Healy experienced an engine room fire. The medium-duty research icebreaker suffered...
Rosatomflot files lawsuits against shipyard, as world’s most powerful icebreakers are notoriously delayed

Rosatomflot files lawsuits against shipyard, as world’s most powerful icebreakers are...

Three lawsuits with claims totaling close to 1 billion rubles (€11.5 million) are in court as two state-owned structures battle over Russia's new fleet...
A 100-year-old sailing ship is about to embark on an historic Arctic voyage

A 100-year-old sailing ship is about to embark on an historic...

It will be a voyage quite out of the ordinary for the crew that sets out from Vladivostok on August 18 with course for...
The first of a series of new Arctic patrol ships has been delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy

The first of a series of new Arctic patrol ships has...

Canada’s first Arctic and offshore patrol ship is now in the hands of the Government of Canada. The future Harry DeWolf, the first new Royal...
Quebec shipyard launches new icebreaker research hub

Quebec shipyard launches new icebreaker research hub

A Quebec-based shipbuilder has been selected to host Canada’s new National Icebreaker Center, whose focus will be to lead research and innovation in Arctic...
Land at a strategic Bering Strait deepwater site has been transferred to an Alaska Native corporation

Land at a strategic Bering Strait deepwater site has been transferred...

A strategic sliver of land newly transferred from the federal government to Native ownership is being touted as an important element of future safety...
Second attempt to remove grounded fishing vessel underway in northern Svalbard

Second attempt to remove grounded fishing vessel underway in northern Svalbard

A Dutch salvage company is making a second attempt to remove the damaged fishing vessel Northguider from the waters of northern Svalbard. The Northguider was...
Canada allows Greenland to weigh in on Nunavut mine expansion, under UN convention

Canada allows Greenland to weigh in on Nunavut mine expansion, under...

Greenland is allowed to participate in future decisions concerning Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Mary River mine expansion plan. This was determined by the Impact Assessment...
Nome’s port is quieter in coronavirus summer, but ship activity continues

Nome’s port is quieter in coronavirus summer, but ship activity continues

This was to have been a banner year for cruise ship travel to Nome, the biggest city in Alaska's Bering Strait region. At least...
China’s new icebreaker sets course for its first Arctic voyage

China’s new icebreaker sets course for its first Arctic voyage

China's new icebreaker Xue Long 2 left its home port of Shanghai earlier this week on a 12,000-nautical-mile voyage — its first ever to...