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#101

The second of three new nuclear icebreakers have been launched in St. Petersburg: https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/arctic/2017/09/nuclear-icebreaker-sibir-floated-out


#102

Is China the reason Norway is looking harder at protecting it’s rights in the high north??: https://www.arcticnow.com/voices/analysis/2017/09/25/how-chinas-economic-growth-changes-security-in-the-high-north/


#103

Nanaimo Port BC gets new CEO with a worldwide experience: http://www.seatrade-cruise.com/news/news-headlines/new-nanaimo-port-ceo-is-ulstein-rolls-royce-veteran.html
That is how the world of shipping should and does work.


#104

Kvaerner has got the contract for towage and installation of the West White Rose concrete structure, but missed out on the main construction contract:


#105

This week Arctic Council to meet in Aalesund to discus navigational safety in Arctic waters:


#106

A documentary about the effect of Arctic Navigation will be shown to coincide with th UN Climate Conference in Bonn. Here is a preview:


#107

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/


#108

Of greater relevance to the majority of the audience here: USCG Policy Letter


#109

Are there any US Institutions approved by USCG to conduct such training yet?
(I assume that no foreign institutions will be considered for US certification)


#110

You can check for yourself here.


#111

On page 45 of 853 I found one institution that offer an approved course :slight_smile:
https://avtec.edu/maritime-short-term-class/advanced-training-polar-operations-polar-code
There may be more, but my patience run out.:sweat:


#112

Russia to streamline the regulation and administration of the Northern Sea Route:


#113

Looks like Russia wants to keep oil shipment through the NSR for themselves:


#114

More large LNG carriers with high Ice class (ARC 7) getting ready to serve the Yamal LNG project:


#115

Want to travel through the North west Passage in the foot steps of Roald Amundsen?
What better way to do it than on board Hurtigruten’s new Expedition Cruise ship Roald Amundsen?:


This will be possible in 2019. Start saving. Ticket price FROM 100K (Approx. USD 12,000)


#116

Link doesn’t seem to be working.


#117

Looks as though you pasted in an abbreviated “display link” rather than the actual link.


#118

That should be better?


#119

Look at the … in the middle of the link. That needs to be expanded to whatever text was elided in order for the link to work.


#120

Trying again: