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Tag: Arctic

Giant iceberg breaks away from Antarctica

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A one trillion tonne iceberg, one of the biggest ever recorded, has broken away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf, in Antarctica. The section broken is of 5,800 square km, which means the size of U.S. state of Delaware, and its volume is twice that of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes.

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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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Ulstein to build eco expedition cruise ships

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Ulstein Verft announced that it signed a Letter of Intent with an undisclosed owner, for the construction of one or more expedition cruise vessels of the design type ULSTEIN CX104. The vessels are expected to provide exploration facilities and polar capability, while minimizing environmental impact and optimizing operational cost.

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New WWF guide helps ships avoid vulnerable Arctic species

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A new WWF-Canada guide, aiming to help mariners in the Hudson Strait to identify and avoid marine mammals, is being unveiled at a Canadian Coast Guard and Transport Canada meeting in Montreal. The Hudson Strait Mariner’s Guide is made up of two large posters to be hung on the ship’s bridge: a chart that will help mariners identify mammals and maps of marine mammal habitat in both summer and winter.

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USCG’s largest icebreaker to depart for Arctic

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The video depicts USCGC Healy, the US Coast Guard's largest and most technologically advanced icebreaker, in Seward, Alaska, last month, to swap out equipment and science teams. The ship is currently preparing for its departure on a summer mission in Arctic. The 420-foot long icebreaker was the first U.S. surface vessel to reach the North Pole unaccompanied.

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