Arctic Operations

Tuco’s New Arctic Workboat to Debut at SMM

Danish producer Tuco Marine said it will reveal a new Arctic workboat daughter craft at next month’s SMM in Hamburg.   Many arctic patrol vessels, icebrakers

USCG Evaluates Comms Equipment in Alaska

Coast Guard Research and Development Center evaluates state-of-the-art communications equipment and Next Generation Incident Command System in Alaska   At nearly 663,

Ice Free Arctic?

 Arctic melting slowed enough in midsummer that scientists don't expect this year's sea ice minimum to set a new record. This year’s melt season in the Arctic Ocean

Submarine Found in North Sea

The Danish Maritime Authority confirms having received a report on the finding of a wreck off the west coast of Jutland. The report also states that there are

Statoil, Partners Submit PDO for Byrding

Statoil and its partners today submitted the Plan for Development and Operation of the Byrding  oil and gas discovery in the North Sea to government authorities.

Russia Ramps Up Its Military Presence In The Arctic

 A new era of dominance in a polar region opening up. The size and scale of Russia's military activities in the Arctic are producing negative perceptions and growing suspicion in the West.

First Commercial Cruise Will Sail Canada's Northwest Passage

The first commercial cruise ship to sail through Canada's Northwest Passage was set to depart on Tuesday, part of a growing Arctic tourism industry spurred by rising temperatures and receding ice.

Yamal LNG Project Received €780 Mln in Chinese Loans in July

The Novatek-led Yamal LNG project in Russia received financing in July worth about 780 million euros from China Development Bank and Export-Import Bank of China,

ABB Marine Academy Offers Arctic Course

Responding to strong demand from the ice-going vessel segment, ABB says it has developed in cooperation with customers a new course for deck officers covering the

Congressman Garamendi at Command Changes at Coast Guard Island

Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), the Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation,

Parker to Supply Three Arctic Vessels

Parker Bestobell Marine, a supplier of cryogenic valves and part of Parker, a leader in motion and control technologies, has received a major new order from DSME

Crystal Serenity Goes to Arctic

 The cruise ship MV Crystal Serenity, owned by the US-based Crystal Cruises, is scheduled to set sail from Seward, Alaska to New York on a 32 day, 1,500 km journey

Gazprom Neft Increases Arctic Field Output

 Gazpromneft Shelf, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, brought on production two more wells in Prirazlomnoye field in the Pechora Sea, bringing crude oil output to more than 6,000 tonnes/day.

Vard to Build Four Expedition Cruise Ships

Vard Holdings Limited announced that it has secured contracts to build four luxury expedition cruise vessels with French cruise company PONANT.   The contracts

Geological Students to be tested in Arctic

Novosibirsk State university this year, together with the Russian Academy of Sciences will begin sending students of geological and geophysical faculty to practice in the Arctic.

Anschütz Provides Gyros for Polar Vessels

German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz says it has supplied an advanced gyro compass system for two 25,000 dwt polar class heavy transport vessels for operation north of 70° LAT.

Statoil to Drill New Arctic Gas Wells

Drilling for replenishment of its Arctic Snoehvit gas. Songa Enabler drilling rig has started drilling a new injection well for CO2 gas on Snoehvit field off coast of Hammerfest.

Statoil PDO for Utgard Discovery

Statoil and its partners have submitted the Plan for Development and Operation (PDO) and the Field Development Plan (FDP) for the Utgard gas and condensate discovery

Is it a Ship or Iceberg?

Developing the capability to discriminate between ships and icebergs in northern latitudes is a common interest shared by Canada’s Department of National Defense (DND) and the oil and gas industry.

Fennica Grounding Caused by Inaccurate Charts

The July 2015 grounding of icebreaker Fennica near Dutch Harbor, Alaska was found to be caused by inaccuracy of nautical charts in the area, according to the U.

 
 
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