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USCG moves forward with new icebreakers program

The US Coast Guard’s current fleet of polar icebreakers has two heavy icebreakers and one medium icebreaker. The current program acquisition strategy is approved to construct up to three heavy polar icebreakers and may expand to include up to three medium icebreakers.

Maud makes a return to Norway

Maud, the ship that the explorer Roald Amundsen used to reach the North Pole with, returned to Norway on Monday after almost 100 years. The ship completed the circle around the North Pole and has returned to Norway. The ship stayed two days in Bergen, with its final destination beings Vollen and Asker on 18th of August. 

Two oil firms granted drilling consent in Barents Sea in July

Norway’s PSA has given the Norwegian oil firm DEA Norge consent for exploration drilling in block 7321/4 in the Barents Sea. Earlier in July, PSA granted oil major Equinor consent for exploration drilling in block 7132/2, as well as 7220/5-3 in production licence 532 in the Barents Sea.

PAME issues maps, factsheets for Arctic Large Marine Ecosystems

Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) are regions of ocean space of 200,000 square kilometers or greater that encompass coastal areas from river basins and estuaries to the outer margins of a continental shelf or the seaward extent of a predominant coastal current.

AECO: Guidelines when encountering polar bears

On the aftermath of the polar-bear-shot-dead incident by a Hapag-Lloyd guard, AECO reiterated its guidelines for passengers and guards when encountering polar bears, to ensure that wildlife is not disturbed in this extremely fragile environment, as well as ensuring human safety. 

USCG Polar Icebreaker Program report issued

The US Congressional Research Service issued an updated report on the Coast Guard Polar Icebreaker Program, foreseeing acquisition of up to three new heavy polar icebreakers, as well as plans to acquire up to three new medium polar icebreakers. Construction of the first icebreaker is scheduled to begin in 2019.

NOAA surveys Alaska to pave the way for US maritime Arctic

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coast Survey announced launch of hydrographic expeditions through July and August to discover what lies underneath the water’s surface. Currently only 4.1% of the US maritime Arctic has been charted to modern international navigation standards.

Polar bear killed during attack on Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ guard

As Hapag-Lloyd Cruises informed, during the weekend, on a trip ashore in Spitsbergen during a Bremen cruise, a polar bear guard was attacked on land by a polar bear. The guard suffered head injuries, however, he was responsive after the attack and was airlifted. However, the polar bear was shot dead.

Allianz: Fast-changing Arctic conditions bring new route risks for ships

In its latest Shipping Review, Allianz noted that climate change is impacting ice hazards for shipping, opening new trade routes in some areas, while increasing the risk of ice in others. Arctic ice has been thinning over the past 40 years, bringing new opportunities for shipping, but also environmental concerns.


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