US Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica

US Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica

The 150 crewmembers of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived Thursday in Antarctica along with a resupply vessel during Operation Deep Freeze – a joint military service mission to resupply U.S. interests …
Jan 18, 2019 /  Vessels
WATCH: 5 Ice Breaking Ships Braving the Arctic Circle

WATCH: 5 Ice Breaking Ships Braving the Arctic Circle

An icebreaking ship is designed to sail through heavy ice, and provide safe waterways for other boats to sail through. Today's video is on five amazing ice breaking ships. ***** Additional information about …
Jan 11, 2019 /  Curious
United States’ lone heavy icebreaker begins Antarctic deployment

United States’ lone heavy icebreaker begins Antarctic deployment

The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star arrived Tuesday in Pearl Harbor to make final preparations before sailing to Antarctica in support of Operation Deep Freeze 2019. Caption: The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star …
Dec 7, 2018 /  Vessels
V.Ships Leisure awarded technical management contract for newbuilding expedition vessel Magellan Explorer

V.Ships Leisure awarded technical management contract for newbuilding expedition vessel Magellan Explorer

V.Ships Leisure, part of V.Group, the leading global marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider, has been awarded a contract by Antarctica21 for the technical management of the expedition vessel, …
Nov 20, 2018 /  Vessels
FESCO wins tender for supplying the Indian Research Stations in Antarctica for 2019

FESCO wins tender for supplying the Indian Research Stations in Antarctica for 2019

FESCO Transportation Group signed a contract with the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India) for supplying the Indian research stations in Antarctica in …
Oct 24, 2018 /  Vessels
DNV GL and Brodosplit sign class contract for Quark polar expedition vessel

DNV GL and Brodosplit sign class contract for Quark polar expedition vessel

DNV GL has secured a classification contract for Quark Expeditions new polar expedition vessel. Brodosplit shipyard and DNV GL have signed a contract for the classification of Quark Expedition’s (Quark) new …
Jul 5, 2018 /  Cruise
China State Shipbuilding Corp started assembling China's first self-developed icebreaker

China State Shipbuilding Corp started assembling China's first self-developed icebreaker

On Wednesday, China State Shipbuilding Corp started assembling China's first self-developed icebreaker at a shipyard in Shanghai, which is expected to start its first scientific expedition to Antarctica next year. At a …
Mar 30, 2018 /  Vessels
Video&Photos: Shipping Industry Cautioned as Huge Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica

Video&Photos: Shipping Industry Cautioned as Huge Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctica

A huge iceberg, one of the biggest ever recorded, is about to break off Antarctica. Part of the Larsen C ice shelf is now hanging by only a relative thread after a crack expanded quickly last month. There is now only …
Jul 13, 2017 /  Curious
Next generation to name Antarctic ship of the future

Next generation to name Antarctic ship of the future

Children across the country will get the chance to be part of Australia's Antarctic future, with a school competition to name the nation's new state-of-the-art icebreaker to be held in term one of 2017. The competition …
Dec 12, 2016 /  Vessels
MV Stril Polar - First Norwegian vessel to comply with new IMO Polar Code

MV Stril Polar - First Norwegian vessel to comply with new IMO Polar Code

After a successful approval process and survey, DNV GL and the Norwegian Maritime Directorate have issued the first polar ship certificate to the Norwegian platform survey vessel M/V Stril Polar owned by Simon …
Dec 6, 2016 /  Vessels