NOAA plans to test Saildrones for Arctic Ocean mapping

NOAA plans to test Saildrones for Arctic Ocean mapping

The Arctic Ocean is expected to see a rise in traffic as ice melts and seas warm. Yet according to some estimates, only 4.7...
LNG tankers crowd Norway’s Arctic coast

LNG tankers crowd Norway’s Arctic coast

The waters off Honningsvåg and Hammerfest, two towns located along the coast of the Barents Sea, are busy as ship-to-ship reloading of LNG from...
Nunavut Marine Council seeks funding — and a voice on shipping and conservation issues

Nunavut Marine Council seeks funding — and a voice on shipping...

One of Nunavut’s more obscure public bodies, the Nunavut Marine Council, can now boast that it’s got a “five-year strategic plan” — but right...
A shifting north magnetic pole forces an unprecedented navigation fix

A shifting north magnetic pole forces an unprecedented navigation fix

The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) is seen over a mountain camp north of the Arctic Circle, near the village of Mestervik,...
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,...
Rosatom will manage Russia’s Northern Sea Route

Rosatom will manage Russia’s Northern Sea Route

Rosatom has officially been granted the leading role in the development of the vast Russian Arctic. The company, which employs more than 250,000 people...
Norwegian Coast Guard in race against ice after trawler runs aground near Svalbard

Norwegian Coast Guard in race against ice after trawler runs aground...

After conducting a dramatic operation to save the lives of 14 fishermen aboard a trawler that had run aground in the narrow strait between...
Arctia CEO steps down after a merger, slowdown in international operations

Arctia CEO steps down after a merger, slowdown in international operations

Finnish icebreaking firm Arctia has replaced Tero Vauraste as its CEO in connection with a merger that will see the company broaden its offerings...
With new technology, it’s full-speed astern for polar shippers

With new technology, it’s full-speed astern for polar shippers

When trying to get something to or from ice-filled waters, shippers have traditionally had several options at their disposal, all of which require some...
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...