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    #31
    A visit on board KV Svalbard to learn about the Arctic and climate change: http://www.popsci.com/arctic-report-...cebreaker-ship

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      #32
      See the new Russian icebreaker Baltika in action, even breaking ice sideways: https://gcaptain.com/video-worlds-fi...-ice-sideways/

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      • Tommi
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        That a mean mighty machine!

      • Tommi
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        [[double post - please ignore and remove]]

      #33
      Some thoughts on the environmental impact of shipping and other activities in the Arctic: https://gcaptain.com/arctic-thaw-ope...o-environment/

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        #34
        Maybe not entirely new, but I don't think this has been shown on public video before: http://www.aftenposten.no/webtv/#!/v...-isen-i-arktis

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          #35
          WAOW!

          Thank you so much for sharing that, ombugge!

          That was pretty amazing to witness, especially from the air. At 40 seconds in, I see they have made some kind of "cross" in the snow, I presume they intended to come up in the center of that. They were close enough I guess. This was anyhow truly spectacular to see.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            #36
            Please help name the new research vessel for British Antarctic Survey: https://gcaptain.com/the-internet-wa...10db-139840365

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              #37
              Originally posted by ombugge View Post
              Please help name the new research vessel for British Antarctic Survey: https://gcaptain.com/the-internet-wa...10db-139840365
              I think a good and suitable name on this vessel would be, as suggested on other places online, Sir David Attenborough.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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              • nari
                nari commented
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                I am trying to make a connection of the naturalist's name with the Antarctic - I don't see one.
                He is very accomplished but we gave up viewing his programs quite a while ago because he was far more interested in himself being filmed on camera than showing us the animal/s he was talking about. I agree he has tenacity and amazing good health, but......

              #38
              China is showing great interest in the Arctic: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/utenriks/2...n-12626766.ece
              This is no surprise as China is both among the largest shipping nations and the largest shippers of cargo in the world.
              There is also great Chinese interest in the potential oil and gas resources presently inaccessible under the ice and in tourism.

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                #39
                USCG to be ready when Crystal Serenity comes calling in the Alaskan Arctic: http://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2016/...e-in-kotzebue/
                What about the Canadians?? After all, most of the NW Passage crossing (and the most difficult part) is in Canadian waters.

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                  #40
                  Someone obviously doesn't read the news very well before writing articles, even in so called professional Maritime magazines: http://worldmaritimenews.com/archive...rg-2I.linkedin

                  Rolls-Royce/Kleven/Hurtigruten has two Polar Expedition ships (+ 2 Options) in the planning: http://www.klevenmaritime.no/index.php?page_id=1584

                  Vard/Poinant has a letter of intent for another four: http://gcaptain.com/vard-in-another-...-cruise-ships/

                  Lindblad/NGE is building two in the US: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel...igns/77411454/

                  DeHoop should do some fact checking.

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                  • nari
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                    I presume they are looking at large ships for polar voyages.
                    One would hope it would be seriously considered that 2-3000 passengers can be safely taken off the vessel in time before sinking. Methinks that is not to be assumed.

                  #41
                  The Chinese has completed their first Seismic Survey in the Barents Sea: http://www.maritime-executive.com/ar...-arctic-circle

                  The vessel used has some very familiar features: http://www.skipsteknisk.no/about/hea...-vessel/5/145/

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                    #42
                    Crystal Serenity is on her way I believe. Present position: https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...hips/311536000

                    Here is more: https://gcaptain.com/worlds-most-dan...hwest-passage/

                    And even more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/cr...hwest-passage/

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                      #43
                      Now, that would have been a cruise to be on. As far as I understand, the cruise is 32 days and started yesterday.

                      On their Facebook profile - Crystal Cruises - they have lots of interesting live reports from the ship, recommended if you have access.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                      Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                        #44
                        The US is lacking Ice breakers to challenge for supremacy in the Arctic and Antarctic: https://gcaptain.com/video-uscg-pivo...ic-operations/

                        The USCG want to do something about it by building up their fleet of heavy Ice Breakers. The problem is that to do so they need the Congress to come up with the money. To built such vessels at US yards will cost 2-3 x more then to do so at foreign yards, but there is presently no way acquiring a foreign built vessel will be allowed by the same House.

                        There is also the question; are US shipyards capable of building such vessels?: http://gcaptain.com/u-s-shipbuilders...r-icebreakers/

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                          #45
                          Somebody's opinion about Arctic Shipping in Singapore's Today today: http://www.todayonline.com/commentar...ng-still-dream

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