Arctic Operations

Canada Opts Out of Arctic Council Meeting

Canadian Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq stated that a principled stand had been taken by Ottawa against Moscow's intervention in events in Ukraine, reports

Treadwell: Arctic Security Should Be National Priority

Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell delivered the keynote address yesterday at the Arctic Collaborative Workshop in Fairbanks. Treadwell discussed five reasons why

RS Participates in Arctic Shipping Forum

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) took part in the 10th Annual Arctic Shipping Forum in Helsinki, Finland, April 8-10, 2014. Special requirements for

Coast Guard Battles 24-inch Plate Ice

Coast Guard Cutters Morro Bay and Katmai Bay, homeported in Cleveland and Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., conducted ice breaking operations in Marquette, Mich., Sunday.

Foss Meets Growing Modular Business with New Barge

Foss Maritime is building a new ocean-going barge that will give the company an additional asset to transport large modules both domestically and internationally.

ONR Researchers Explore a Changing Arctic

As sea ice continues to recede at a record pace in the Arctic, officials at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on April 14 announced new efforts to determine the

Quantifying Arctic shipping risk through case studies

 Shipping activities in Arctic areas are certain to increase in the years to come and, as the Arctic is a challenging and    diverse environment, knowing how to manage its risks will be crucial.

IMO Closer to Polar Environmental Regulation

Last week, the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of United Nations’ International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed which ships are to be covered

GDF drills dry well in Arctic Barents Sea

French explorer GDF Suez drilled a dry well in the Arctic Barents Sea about 65 kilometers southwest of the Johan Castberg fields, the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate said on Thursday.

ANS oil production to fall 1.8 pct for fiscal year

Alaska's North Slope oil production is forecast to decline 1.8 percent for the fiscal year ending June 30 instead of falling 3 percent as predicted in December,

Rolls-Royce Engines, Equipment for Bourbon

Rolls-Royce is to deliver deck machinery and engines to an arctic Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel (AHTS) to be built by Vard for Bourbon Offshore Norway. The

Arctic Sea Ice Reaches Maximum Extent for 2014

NSIDC issued an update to Arctic Sea Ice News & Analysis describing winter sea ice conditions in the Arctic Ocean stating Arctic sea ice reached its maximum extent for the year on March 21 at 14.

Icebreaking AHTS 'Tor Viking' Sub-Arctic Charter 2014/15 Cancelled

Sweden's Rederi AB TransAtlantic owners of the offshore drilling vessel 'Tor Viking' inform that the charter agreement for “Tor Viking” for the 2014 and 2015 seasons

Wärtsilä Wins First Contract for New Arctic PSV Design

A new platform supply vessel (PSV) to be built for operating in arctic conditions is to be designed and powered by Wärtsilä. This is the first confirmed contract

BSEE Funding Oil Spill Response Research

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has announced that it is investing up to $600,000 for targeted oil spill response research in drift ice conditions.

Northern Sea Route Usable 125 Days by 2050: New Report

The recently released Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report – ' Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability' – finds that the

SAFE Boats Delivers Cutter Boat for USCG Arctic Operations

Bremerton, WA., aluminium boat builder SAFE Boats International (SBI) informs that it has delivered the cutter boat 'Over the Horizon IV' (CB-OTH-IV) POLAR to the 420-foot Ice Breaker,

IMO’s MEPC Meets for 66h Session

The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) meets for its 66th session from 31 March to 4 April 2014, at IMO Headquarters in London.

Shiptec China 2014 Taking Shape

In just under seven months’ time, marine professionals from China and around the world will gather for the opening of Shiptec China 2014 at the Dalian World Expo Center.

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry,

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