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It was cutting an opening in the Antarctic ice, so that food and fuel ships could deliver a year's supply to McMurdo research station before winter sets in there. ... to 1,000 new jobs if the administration invests in refurbishing the one ship that we have here in the Northwest as well as building a new icebreaker.
Video of the Polar Star's work was recently posted online and shows the 399-foot, 14,000-ton ship breaking a path through ice that was 10-feet thick in places, according to a KING-TV report. The path is needed so research ships to access McMurdo. The mission, which started in November, has overcome ...

Polar Star's sister ship Polar Sea, also commissioned in 1976, left service since 2010 due to repeated failure of her main diesel engines. Last year, the Coast Guard ... Russia has nearly 40 icebreaker ships in service, with five more under construction and six more planned. Finland has seven, and Canada ...
This is the stunning moment a nuclear-powered icebreaker ship powered through the frozen sea just a few metres from a group of Arctic explorers. The monstrous vessel is Taymyr, one of only a handful made the Soviet Union during the Cold War. It is powered by a single nuclear fission reactor that ...
Davie has been under new management since 2012 and, in 2015, the company saw an opportunity when both of Canada's two Navy supply ships were deemed to ... reported later Wednesday that the Trudeau government was now open to another ship conversion project proposed by Davie: icebreakers.
Since waterways began freezing in mid-December, the 57-member crew has focused on freeing commercial ships, often four or five a day, sometimes from sunup until midnight. “If we push it a little ... Each time the icebreaker ushers a ship to safety, the crew records a mark on the ship's window. The Burns ...

At the port of Primorsk and at the approaches to it, navigation of ATB units navigation and non-ice class ships will be banned from 26 January 2018. Ice1 class ships will be only allowed to sail in ice waters with the assistance of icebreakers, ships of Ice 2 class and higher ice classes will be allowed to sail ...
This shipping lane is the most difficult to navigate in the great lakes, according to Lt. Andy Perodeau, captain of the U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Neah Bay. It's the Neah Bay's job to get ships like the Mesabi Miner loose. Inward pressure from the ice makes it difficult to maneuver the larger ship through the ...
At the port of Primorsk and at the approaches to it, navigation of ATB units navigation and non-ice class ships will be banned from 26 January 2018. Ice1 class ships will be only allowed to sail in ice waters with the assistance of icebreakers, ships of Ice 2 class and higher ice classes will be allowed to sail ...
The U.S. Coast Guard uses the cutter to help clear shipping channels of ice so cargo ships can pass through. (Photo: ... At the top of the morning, the ship does a pass to bust up the ice before the larger ships arrive. A little bit ... "I really did want to drive ships," says Williams," I love being on the ice breaker.
7, the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Samuel Risley along with U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Neah Bay escorted two ships along the St. Clair River to Lake Huron. The Coast Guard said it freed multiple vessels from the ice that weekend. "The icebreaking done by the Canadian Coast Guard mitigates a significant ...
ABB has begun work to modernise and extend the life of a fleet of Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) icebreaker ships. Hardware and software has been installed onboard 38-year-old icebreaker CCGS Pierre Radisson as part of an upgrade to the ship's propulsion power distribution system that entailed the ...
Up on the Great Lakes, the Coast Guard started breaking ice around 8 a.m. New Year's Day for ships arriving at Green Bay, Wis. The annual icebreaking program, named Operation Taconite for the region's iron ore, is ramping up for the first three weeks of January. Winter is tough on the Great Lakes, not ...
The ships will likely need some modifications to meet the Coast Guard requirements, but those should be relatively easy to complete in a short period of time compared to building a ship from the ground up. The U.S. has also identified a need for icebreakers to replace and augment the two that are in ...
Considered a specialist in luxury expedition sailings to the Arctic and Antarctica, Ponant cruise line is making significant additions to its fleet, with four new explorer yachts and the world's first-ever luxury electric hybrid “Icebreaker” ship. Scheduled to launch in 2021, the Ponant Icebreaker will be able to ...
Named Ponant Icebreaker, the new ship slated for delivery in 2021 will be a hybrid vessel, capable of operating on a blend of electric and LNG fuel propulsion. Ponant already has four expedition ships on order with two being delivered in 2018 and two in 2019. While not the first hybrid expedition cruise ...
The ship is currently stuck in Montreal due to icy conditions in the St. Lawrence River and a shortage of icebreaking tugs. ... “the ship was ready to depart Montreal, but the extreme cold, subsequent condition of the St. Lawrence Seaway and availability of icebreakers and support ships caused the delay.”.

Using a block buy strategy could reduce the average cost per heavy icebreaker to approximately $791 million, if four ships were acquired, the study found. ... of a new polar icebreaker had been estimated at approximately $1 billion, but the Coast Guard and Navy now believe the lead ship could cost less.
TALLINN - EVA-316, the multipurpose vessel of the Estonian Maritime Administration that has been breaking ice on ship routes to the southwestern port of Parnu since Jan. 18 has assisted ships on 14 occasions, spending 23,500 liters of fuel in the process. The ice limit extends about 14 miles to the ...
"Evgeny Shatalov, one of the drivers, said he managed to get close to the giant ship and touched it, posting his claim on Instagram. He also jokingly regretted that no one on the team touched the icebreaker with their tongue, as that would surely bring good luck to the whole endeavor. When the ship passed ...
Funding the icebreakers is a fraught issue. While the first ship is being funded by the US Navy, subsequent ships might have to fit in the much tighter budget of the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees the Coast Guard. “The discussion will need to be held with our department, if this become as ...
He said they were watching the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Samuel Risley work earlier in the day. ... "We have some ship apps that we follow. ... brothers were using a drone to get close, John Heintz Jr. of China Township was using a digital camera with a telephoto lens to bring the ships into focus.
... seven LNG carriers and two nuclear icebreakers – the list comprises just ... For cargo ships, batteries are not considered viable although short coastal ... type of engine in use in the merchant ship sector is the gas turbine.
... new state-of-the-art icebreaker research ships and even networks ... Canada's sole Arctic research icebreaker, the Amundsen, is good, but ... Fortier would love a new research ship, though the $160 million price tag is large.
During its 30-year career, the Lepse was used to unload spent nuclear fuel from Soviet nuclear icebreakers. After its decommissioning, the ship ...
An ice-breaker is a large ship which sails through frozen waters, breaking the ice as it goes, in order to create a passage for other ships.
... seven LNG carriers and two nuclear icebreakers – the list comprises just ... For cargo ships, batteries are not considered viable although short coastal ... type of engine in use in the merchant ship sector is the gas turbine.
... powered Antarctic landing barges for Australia's new icebreaker, the ... from ship to shore on a continuous basis, giving the new icebreaker ...
The icebreaker is on China's 31st scientific expedition to Antarctica. ... The ship's captain, Zhu Bing, said the vessel will first travel to the site of a ...
China's ice breaker, the Xuelong, which means "Snow Dragon," set sail ... It is the first time any Chinese ship completed that route. ... Since then, COSCO has been sending multiple ships through the Arctic Ocean every year.
Navy, Coast Guard seek industry input on icebreaker plan ... toward a first prototype to be built, with an option for two follow-on ships. ... size as the 399' Polar Star, to bring the average cost per ship to around $791 million.
Navy, USCG issue Draft RFP for Polar icebreaker ... Construction of one heavy polar icebreaker, with options for two additional ships. ... that the lead ship of the new heavy polar icebreaker program could cost $1.15 billion.
The idea for the Lider, as the fanciful ship is called, has been floating ... of ice, and cut a swathe for following ships measuring 50 meters wide.
The icebreaker ship, decked out in red and white colours, has ... then I'll check the ship tracker or the news to see if any of the ships have hit the ...
By the end of the journey, the ice breaker - called the Polar Prince - will ... More than 400 people have climbed aboard the ship over the course of ... to do, and doesn't require any destructive sampling or big ships," she said.
On October 22, the ship will stop near Gambier Island. A number of delegates from the ship will make their way by zodiac over to Camp Fircom ...
The US icebreaker fleet is relatively small. The Coast Guard has three ships — two of which are operational — and the National Science ...
Icebreaker ships may be splitting endangered seal mothers from their pups at a critical point in their development. “The route the icebreakers ...
The Canada C3 voyage, which saw a retired icebreaker hug the nation's coast and connect its citizens, comes to an end today with the ship ...
Expedition manager Scott McDougall, of Chelsea, Que., pilots a zodiac boat on the harbour where the Polar Prince ship was moored in ...
The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long has completed its historic ... Canada is also building six armed icebreaking patrol ships at a total cost of ...
Russia floats out 'world's biggest' nuclear-powered icebreaker ship to ... The monster ships are designed to transport gas through ice fields up ...
It's the Antarctic, where the ship travels annually to break a path through the ice for resupply ships heading to McMurdo Station, the U.S. ...
Feds reviewing budgets and schedules for new resupply ships, icebreaker ... schedules of the Canadian Coast Guard's new polar icebreaker and the ... civilian ship that the navy will lease as an interim resupply vessel, but ...
The Russian nuclear icebreaker fleet operator has decided to retire ... scheduled for decommissioning while two younger ships are still active. ... The power is more than enough to run a small town, which the ship essentially is ...
The order means Russia scraps all former plans to convert the icebreaker into a command ship for military operations in the Arctic.
The 399-foot U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker Polar Star is the only heavy ... A sister ship to the Polar Star, the Polar Sea remains inactive after an ...
The Chinese icebreaker Xue Long, or Snow Dragon, has entered the ... is to test the feasibility of moving cargo on container ships across the melting Arctic ... It is the first time that a Chinese ship has circumnavigated the Arctic.
... in history to sail into the Central Arctic Ocean without icebreaker support in a ... Cruise ships are also now sailing through the once famously ...
The ship is the first icebreaker built exclusively for the Russian Navy in ... newest Russian technologies in the construction of ice-class ships for ...


 

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