Sovcomflot icebreaking LNG carrier sets Northern Sea Route record

AUGUST 1, 2018 — Christophe de Margerie, the icebreaking LNG carrier owned and operated by Russia’s Sovcomflot (SCF Group), has crossed the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in a new record time for

Aker Arctic tests autonomous ship model

JUNE 15, 2018 — Aker Arctic Technology Inc. has successfully tested an autonomous ship model in its Helsinki, Finland, ice model test laboratory. In the demonstration test, the ship model was able

Ice class Seaway tug now at production design stage

FEBRUARY 22, 2018 — Robert Allan Ltd. has released more details of the ice class TundRA 3600 tug that Gulf Island Shipyards is to build under an $18.4 million contract awarded by

USCG assists tugs beset by ice in Hudson River

JANUARY 2, 2018 — As winter weather continues to plunge the northeastern U.S. into the  deep freeze, the Coast Guard has been assisting two vessels beset by ice in the Hudson River.

Icebreaking tug will be first vessel with Wärtsilä HY hybrid solution

DECEMBER 19, 2017 — A 36 m Robert Allan Ltd. design TundRA 3600-H class icebreaking escort tug under construction at Spain’s Gondan Shipbuilding will be the first vessel in operation with a

VIDEO: Ponant orders cruise icebreaker with hybrid LNG dual fuel power

DECEMBER 18, 2017 —Starting in 2021, French luxury cruise line Ponant aims to take passengers where few have gone before—beyond the North Pole on Arctic Ocean crossings to Greenland’s northern coast and

Gondan wins contract for powerful icebreaking escort tug

NOVEMBER 8, 2017 — Spanish shipbuilder Gondan has signed a contract with the Port of Luleå, Sweden, covering construction of a new hybrid-powered 36 m RAL TundRA 3600-H class icebreaking escort tug

Gulf Island Shipyards to build icebreaking tug

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

GAO reports on USCG polar icebreaker plans

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 — In a report released yesterday, the GAO looks at the status of the U.S. Coast Guard’s polar icebreaking fleet, at its heavy polar acquisition program and its plans

Icebreaking tanker features advanced automation

JUNE 1, 2017 — Finland’s Valmet Oy will supply automation for an arctic icebreaking NB 515 tanker for demanding conditions being built by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Inc. in Finland. “This tanker is