Multipurpose icebreaker Fennica assists traffic in the Kvarken

Multipurpose icebreaker Fennica assists traffic in the Kvarken

Arctia’s multipurpose icebreaker Fennica began assisting marine traffic as the Finnish icebreaking season’s seventh icebreaker on Sunday 25 February 2018. The Fennica works in the Kvarken, a narrow region in …
Feb 26, 2018 /  Vessels
Report of Investigation on the grounding of MSV Fennica released

Report of Investigation on the grounding of MSV Fennica released

The Finnish Safety Investigation Authority has released the United States Coast Guard’s Report of Investigation (ROI) on the grounding of Arctia’s multipurpose icebreaker Fennica. The grounding occurred near …
Aug 4, 2016 /  Vessels
U.S. Government Okays Shell Arctic Drilling Program

U.S. Government Okays Shell Arctic Drilling Program

On Monday, the Obama administration decided to go ahead and grant Royal Dutch Shell final clearance for resuming its oil and gas drilling operations in the environmentally fragile Arctic Ocean. This is going to be …
Aug 18, 2015 /  Curious
Shell’s icebreaker Fennica back to Alaska

Shell’s icebreaker Fennica back to Alaska

Shell’s icebreaker Fennica, which was part of the company’s Chukchi Sea drilling fleet has returned to Dutch Harbor. The vessel was sent to Oregon for repairs after striking an uncharted object in the …
Aug 6, 2015 /  Vessels
Shell Arctic Fleet Inspected By BSEE Officials

Shell Arctic Fleet Inspected By BSEE Officials

On Thursday, the United States federal government’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) reported that it had carried out inspection procedures on some vessels among the Arctic drilling fleet of …
Jul 17, 2015 /  Curious
Shell’s Fennica Icebreaker Goes To Portland For Repairs

Shell’s Fennica Icebreaker Goes To Portland For Repairs

On Monday, Royal Dutch Shell came out and commented that an icebreaking vessel, integral to the planned Arctic oil drilling project is going to be appointed to Portland, Oregon in order to receive the necessary …
Jul 14, 2015 /  Vessels
Shell Reports Latest Setback In The Arctic: Damaged Icebreaking Vessel

Shell Reports Latest Setback In The Arctic: Damaged Icebreaking Vessel

Royal Dutch Shell’s plans of drilling in the Arctic have been faced with another obstacle with the Finnish M/V Fennica icebreaker being forced to return back to port after finding an underwater gash in its …
Jul 8, 2015 /  Accidents