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    #61
    The Northern Sea Route is now totally ice free and the activity is high: http://splash247.com/activity-along-...a-route-picks/
    The North East Asian nations are actively exploring the possibilities of the NSR, but where are the North West Europeans??

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      #62
      The Chinese is more active in the Arctic and see greater potential in opening of the Arctic to shipping, oil exploration and tourism than most members of the Arctic Council.
      A Chinese icebreaker has traversed both the NSR and the NWP this year: https://www.arcticnow.com/arctic-new...w-trade-route/

      PS> China is an observer at the Arctic Council.

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        #63
        This week Arctic Council to meet in Aalesund to discus navigational safety in Arctic waters:
        https://sysla.no/maritim/skal-kartlegge-risiko-arktis/

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          #64
          A documentary about the effect of Arctic Navigation will be shown to coincide with th UN Climate Conference in Bonn. Here is a preview:
          http://splash247.com/sea-blind-arcti...ate-celluloid/

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            #65
            Navigation Officers on vessels operating in the Polar regions is in need of training to comply with the Polar Code implemented by IMO:
            https://fairplay.ihs.com/safety-regu...8_FP_1108_0441

            Unfortunately there are few places that offer such training. The one mentioned in the article, Viking Ice Consultancy AS, is situated in Kr.sand, Norway and part of the Viking Supply Groupe:
            http://www.viking-ice.com/

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              #66
              Russia to streamline the regulation and administration of the Northern Sea Route:
              https://www.arcticnow.com/business/s...under-rosatom/

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