Two crew members on the Russian-flagged general cargo ship ‘Vasily Golovnin’ died in unidentified circumstances, while the ship was underway from Antarctica to South Africa. The ship is owned by Russian maritime transportation company Fesco.
Clean Arctic Alliance published a statement in response to the Viking Sky incident, stressing the possibility of an oil spill which was fortunately prevented. Yet, in light of similar incidents, the Alliance focused on banning HFO use and carriage in Arctic waters.
Salvors on the Norwegian Coast Guard vessel KV Svalbard are preparing to remove fuel from the trawler Northguider, which ran aground in the Hinlopen Strait, on 28th December, with 14 crew on board. Salvors hope that on January 10 they could be able to leverage the good weather in order to remove as much fuel.
The 52 meter long vessel ‘Northguider’ ran aground in the Hinlopen Strait, on 28th December, with 14 crew on board. The vessel begun taking in water and the Captain called for help. After than, two helicopters rescued the crew. The Northguider had 300,000 litres of diesel oil.
On September 5, a barge broke off mooring and allided with the ro-ro cargo ship Zapolyarnyy which at the time was berthed in Dudinka port, in the Russian Arctic.
According to information, the barge remained intact, while Zapolyarnyy sustained dents in its stern quarters area.
According to One Ocean Expeditions, its ship, the ‘Akademic Ioffe’, ran aground in the western Gulf of Boothia on Friday, August 24. However, in the latest update, the company informed that the passenger ship has now been refloated. All passengers are reported as safe.
The captain of the Spanish oceanographic research vessel ‘Hespérides’, sailing in Antarctica, died after falling into the freezing water, Friday, the Ministry of Defense announced. The navy ship Captain, identified as Javier Montojo Salazar, disappeared on Friday night, while the ship was near the Juan Carlos 1 research base on Livingstone.
The vessels arrived in Pevek from Arkhangelsk along the Northern Sea Route, delivering construction materials to the Arctic Region when they run across ice which measure ten points on a ten-point-scale.
The US Coast Guard announced that thedetained 24 people on waters of Elliott Bay in Seattle for violating the safety zone around the vessel Polar Pioneer have been released. The individuals have been issued notices of violation that include a $500 fine. The vessel is now transiting north into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
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