JANUARY 23, 2018 — The USS Little Rock (LCS 9), the Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, is set to spend the winter in Montreal rather than its new homeport of Mayport, FL.
NOVEMBER 2, 2017 — As the winter fishing season gets underway across Alaska, the Coast Guard is reminding operators of commercial fishing vessel operators to be aware of the dangers of icing
OCTOBER, 21, 2017—Gulf Island Shipyards, Houma, LA, has been awarded an $18.14 million contract to build an ice class, Z-drive tug for the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC). The multi-purpose tug
It’s one more indicator that one effect of climate chang will be to see more commercial shipping activities in the arctic.
The Global Ice Center (GIC) at Weathernews says that the northeast passage along the Russian coast has been open to shipping traffic since August 18, and the northwest passage across North America has been opened from September 1, making this year the first since 2013 that both passages have been open .
The GIC defines “open” as conditions free of ice in all passages, based on satellite observation
The northeast passage is expected to stay open until early October, with the northwest passage closing by late September, thus making it possible for commercial vessels to enter the icy region.
This year, ice in the Arctic Sea is melting at a fast pace, already reaching the third-lowest extent observed in the two routes, However, information available on conditions in two northern sea routes is still scarce, so Weathernews is planning the launch of the WNISAT-1R satellite.
JUNE 22, 2015—U.S.-flag Great Lakes carriers had a bit sunny outlook in May then they had the same time a year ago. That’s because lakers moved 10.8 million tons of dry-bulk cargo
JUNE 9, 2015 —If crew are not familiar with the measures necessary to prepare and operate a vessel’s sea water cooling system when navigating in ice, there is a risk that the
MARCH 27, 2015 — Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by shipbuilder Fincantieri to supply a fully integrated propulsion system for Norway’s new Polar Research Vessel, which will carry out significant environmental
FEBRUARY 15, 2015—On Friday evening, February 14, the crew of the U.S. Coast Guard heavy icebreaker Polar Star freed the Australian-flagged fishing vessel Antarctic Chieftain from ice some 900 miles northwest of
MAY 29, 2014 — The Lakes Carriers Association says that ice formation the likes of which had not been seen since 1994 dramatically slowed coal shipments on the Great Lakes in April.
JANUARY 7, 2014 — It looks like rear-enders can happen on the Great Lakes as well as the highways. The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hollyhock arrived in St. Ignace, Mich., Sunday night