The most modern ship of Russia’s fleet of icebreaker, the “Arktika” has left Murmansk after a longer stay and is again used for pilotage.
An Icelandair Boeing 767-300 flies from Reykjavik, with a stopover in Cape Town, to Antarctica to supply the Norwegian Troll Research Station.
This is the first time in history that a cargo ship has sailed through the icy Northeast Passage in both directions in January and February. The
February 11, 2021 marked the keel laying of “SH Vega”, the second of three specially designed expedition cruise ships from Swan Hellenic.
As the Canadian government announced there will be no cruises in their waters this year. This applies for now until the end of February 2022.
The Joint Contingency Plan of the United States of America & the Russian Federation in Combating Pollution on the Bering and Chukchi Seas was updated a few days ago.
Record flight for Lufthansa: After 15 hours 36 minutes and 13,600 kilometres an Airbus A350-900 with researchers on board arrived at the Falkland Islands.
Argentine authorities interpret the request from Germany at the same time as a recognition of Argentine sovereignty over the islands. The government in Berlin strongly disagrees.
For the first time, a Russian LNG tanker passed through the Northeast Passage in January. This brings the Northern Sea Route one step closer to being navigable year-round.
Lufthansa plans to make history: To replace researchers at the Neumayer Station in Antarctica, Lufthansa is planning one of the longest flights in its history.
Australia’s proposed aerodrome in Antarctica is meeting with environmental and political criticism and concerns around the world.
At the end of December 2020, the volume of transported cargo along the Northern Sea Route exceeded 32 million tonnes and a new record was set.
The existing weather stations are getting older and are to be upgraded. Roshydromet is also to receive funds for the revision of the information system “Sever”.
U.S. policymakers and global strategists have long misjudged the Arctic as a strategic region, according to The National Interest. Now this is taking its toll, wrote the American journal.
The Russian nuclear freighter “Sevmorput” must now continue its journey home without its evacuated captain.
Canadian North and Air Greenland have signed a letter of intent. The possibility of air connections between Greenland and Canada will be examined.
Fearing that they will not get a grip on the spread of COVID-19, the government of Greenland has ordered a stop of all flights between Copenhagen and Kangerlussuaq before Christmas.
The story of the construction two ships has caused quite some confusion. We were then contacted by Swan Hellenic and we were promised an clarification of the situation.
On November 20, 2020, the IMO in a virtual meeting decided to ban the use and transport of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic Ocean.
Russian Vodohod and British Swan Hellenic announce that they have commissioned two expedition ships. Looking at those, the ships are clearly the same ships.
Norway is working on satellites to survey its territorial waters. The satellites will be able to detect ships that do not want to be detected.
Work on the 46 km long railway line to the coal terminal at Lavna on the west side of Kola Bay was stopped this autumn.
The arrival of the “Sevmorput” was planned for the beginning of November at the Antarctic “Progress” station. But for the past three weeks, the ship has been sailing zig-zag courses off Angola.
Anadyr and the village of Ugolnyye Kopi, where the airport is located, are separated by the estuary. An aerial cable car should bring relief.