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
Naming ceremony for the Arctic condensate tanker Boris Sokolov held at Guangzhou Shipyard International

Naming ceremony for the Arctic condensate tanker Boris Sokolov held at Guangzhou Shipyard International

The naming ceremony for the Arctic condensate tanker Boris Sokolov was held at Guangzhou Shipyard International on 4 December 2018. The Arc7 ice class ship is named after Captain Sokolov who commanded the world’s …
Dec 5, 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
Murmansk Shipping Company enters agreement to deliver coal along Northern Sea Route

Murmansk Shipping Company enters agreement to deliver coal along Northern Sea Route

The Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) and Sibanthracite Overseas AG, affiliated with Russia’s biggest coal holding VostokCoal, will make one of the biggest transport projects in the Arctic - the companies have inked …
Nov 5, 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
SSС Zvezda to supply Gazprom with four vessels for offshore operations

SSС Zvezda to supply Gazprom with four vessels for offshore operations

Gazprom and the Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex (SSС Zvezda) signed in St. Petersburg the construction contracts for four vessels. The signing took place at the Offshore Marintec Russia 2018 International Specialized …
Oct 9, 2018 /  Curious
Damen performs float-out of Australian icebreaker

Damen performs float-out of Australian icebreaker

Damen has carried out the successful floating of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati. The carefully executed procedure was achieved by raising the …
Sep 25, 2018 /  Vessels
Halifax Shipyard launches Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel

Halifax Shipyard launches Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel

Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, was launched Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, marking a significant milestone for the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the …
Sep 17, 2018 /  Naval
NOVATEK Сreates a Joint Venture with Rosatom

NOVATEK Сreates a Joint Venture with Rosatom

Today, during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Chairman of the Management Board of PAO NOVATEK (NOVATEK) Leonid Mikhelson and Director General of State Corporation ROSATOM Alexey Likhachev signed an agreement …
Sep 12, 2018 /  Curious
Passenger Ship Runs Aground in the Arctic

Passenger Ship Runs Aground in the Arctic

A Russian-flagged passenger vessel that went aground in the Canadian Arctic last week has been refloated and is in stable condition. The 117-meter, 6,230 gt polar expedition cruise ship Akademik Ioffe had about 160 …
Aug 29, 2018 /  Accidents