With the U.S. Coast Guard’s single active heavy polar icebreaker, Polar Star, reaching the end of its useful service life there have long been proposals floating around that the Coast Guard acquire
The third of three former icebreaking AHTS vessels is a significant step closer to being commissioned as a Canadian Coast Guard medium icebreaker. On March 25, Lévis, Quebec-based Davie Shipbuilding floated the
Canada’s Heddle Shipyards has been awarded the vessel life extension of the Canadian Coast Guard Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen. It says that the award ushers in a new era of growth and stability
The Canadian Coast Guard is set get a fourth interim icebreaker converted from a former icebreaking offshore vessel. Earlier this week it reported that, following a competitive process, it had purchased “a
Moscow-headquartered Nornickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, has signed a letter of intent with Rosatom State Corporation and the Far
The Government of Canada is to move forward with the construction of two Polar icebreakers under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). One will be built by Seaspan Shipyards in Vancouver, British Columbia.
March 2021 On March 3, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) reintroduced the Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act. The bipartisan legislation aims to codify the U.S.
Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) are reintroducing the Great Lakes Winter Commerce Act, bipartisan legislation that aims to codify the U.S. Coast Guard’s icebreaking
A project with the potential to make any ice-strengthened vessel into an icebreaker (see earlier story) is moving right along. The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) has now converted the tugboat Calypso
The Canadian Coast Guard has taken the delivery of the CCGS Jean Goodwill, the second of three medium interim icebreakers created by Davie Shipbuilding in Lévis, Quebec, through the conversion of a