Seaspan Shipyards commences refit work on CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Seaspan Shipyards commences refit work on CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier

The project demonstrates the versatile nature of Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock in performing work for both government and private sector clients Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) announced Thursday the commencement of …
Dec 7, 2018 /  Vessels
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
Powerful Tundra 3600-H Icebreaker Tug Designed for Swedish Port Launched in Spain

Powerful Tundra 3600-H Icebreaker Tug Designed for Swedish Port Launched in Spain

Earlier this month (Oct 08), a new hybrid-powered icebreaking escort tug was launched by GONDAN Shipbuilders in Figueres, Spain. This is an important step for GONDAN Shipbuilders in unique compact icebreaker …
Oct 25, 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
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
Viking Supply Ships AS sells three Icebreakers

Viking Supply Ships AS sells three Icebreakers

Viking Supply Ships AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Viking Supply Ships AB (VSS) has sold its three Icebreakers, Tor Viking, Balder Viking and Vidar Viking to Her Majesty the Queen in Right of …
Aug 13, 2018 /  Vessels
Port of Tallinn’ subsidiary signs an agreement for chartering mv Botnica during summer periods

Port of Tallinn’ subsidiary signs an agreement for chartering mv Botnica during summer periods

The subsidiary company of Port of Tallinn, OÜ TS Shipping, signed an agreement with Baffinland Iron Mines LP for chartering m/v Botnica for the 2018 summer period and, subject to certain conditions, also for the …
Jul 6, 2018 /  Vessels
GTT concluded a contract with VARD for the supply of LNG tanks for the Ponant icebreaker

GTT concluded a contract with VARD for the supply of LNG tanks for the Ponant icebreaker

GTT concluded, Tuesday, a contract with the Norwegian shipyard VARD for the supply of the LNG tanks of the expedition ship PONANT Icebreaker (see also CruiseMapper). This ship, the delivery of which is planned in 2021, …
Jul 5, 2018 /  Curious
Gazprom Neft’s new Arctic flagship heads towards icy waters

Gazprom Neft’s new Arctic flagship heads towards icy waters

It is as efficient as a nuclear-powered icebreaker, says the oil company Gazprom Neft as it raises the flag on its new vessel. The “Aleksandr Sannikov” is 121 meter long and able to break through …
Jul 4, 2018 /  Vessels
Temporary layoff of crews on Arctia’s multipurpose icebreakers

Temporary layoff of crews on Arctia’s multipurpose icebreakers

Weakened outlook in international icebreaking and marine services business will result in layoffs on Arctia Ltd’s multipurpose icebreakers. As a result of employer-employee negotiations, Arctia Ltd will lay off its …
Jun 28, 2018 /  Curious