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Tag: Arctic shipping

LNG tanker starts first voyage through Northern Sea Route

Yamal LNG announced that the first Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker “Christophe de Margerie” has entered the Kara Sea and has started its first LNG cargo voyage through the Northern Sea Route. The subleased tanker will go through the NSR without the escort of icebreakers and will deliver LNG from Norway to South Korea in 15 days.

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Canada, US to advance icebreaking technology

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The government of Canada announced a cooperation with US, focusing on the testing and evaluation of design models for the US heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program. The results of this partnership are expected to boost the knowledge and expertise of both countries in icebreaking ship technologies.

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IMO moves ahead with oceans and climate change agenda

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At MEPC 71, on 3-7 July, IMO progressed its environmental agenda, by clarifying the ballast water management schedule, progressing GHG and air pollution issues, adopting new NOx emission control areas, designating a further Particularly Sensitive Sea Area and agreeing to work on implementation of the 0.50% global sulphur limit.

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IMO MEPC supports action on Arctic HFO risk

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As the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee concluded, the Clean Arctic Alliance welcomed the support from Member States, for a proposal to identify measures, which will mitigate the risks posed by the use of heavy fuel oil in Arctic waters, and called on the IMO to work towards a swift conclusion of the work.

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US Coast Guard’s Arctic Shield 2017 operations begin

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The US Coast Guard kicked off Arctic Shield 2017 operations throughout Arctic waters, on July 1st, with the opening of a forward operating location in Kotzebue. As part of operation Arctic Shield 2017, the USCG will deploy cutters, aircraft and personnel to engage in operations encompassing a variety of missions.

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