Tag Archives: Northern Sea Route

Arctic Taskings for the Coast Guard

On January 30, 2014, the White House released the Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The purpose of the Implementation Plan is to put flesh on the bones of the May 10, 2013 National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The National Strategy had identified three lines of effort to address challenges […]

Japan to Get Second LNG Spot Cargo From Norway via Arctic – Bloomberg

Japan is set to receive its second spot cargo of liquefied natural gas from Norway via the Northern Sea Route as the world’s largest buyer of the fuel reaches further afield to secure supplies. LNG replaced nuclear energy as Japan’s primary source of power generation after the most of the country’s atomic capacity shut after […]

Northern Sea Route oil shipping on the rise | Shipping | Platts

Russia has an ambitious plan to turn the Northern Sea Route through Arctic waters into a major international trade artery, particularly for oil and LNG, with more and more companies testing its feasibility. The NSR has a number of advantages over the traditional route from northern Europe to the Asia-Pacific region — via the Suez […]

Foundering vessel in Arctic finally rescued by icebreakers, Russian maritime authorities not pleased by incident – Bellona

The beleaguered Norvik tanker, left adrift and taking on water for over a week after hitting an ice floe on the Northern Sea route – where the vessel technically is not allowed to sail – has nearly returned under escort to its homeport of Khatanga in Northern Siberia, the Barents Observer news portal reported. The […]

Tanker accident on Northern Sea Route | Barentsobserver

A tanker loaded with diesel fuel was holed by an ice floe on the Northern Sea Route and suffered ingress of water. There are no reports on any oil leakage and the tanker is now slowly sailing towards Murmansk. The 138 meter long, 6403 dwt tanker “Nordvik” was struck by ice while sailing in the […]

Tanker accident on Northern Sea Route | Barentsobserver

A tanker loaded with diesel fuel was holed by an ice floe on the Northern Sea Route and suffered ingress of water. There are no reports on any oil leakage and the tanker is now slowly sailing towards Murmansk. The 138 meter long, 6403 dwt tanker “Nordvik” was struck by ice while sailing in the […]

[Russian] Naval task force to Northern Sea Route | Barentsobserver

For the second time in two years Russia sends a naval task force along the Northern Sea Route in order to demonstrate military presence in the area. A naval task force led by the Northern Fleet’s flag ship the nuclear-powered missile cruiser «Pyotr Veliky» yesterday left home base of Severomorsk and headed for the eastern […]