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Damen to Build New Australian Icebreaker

Damen Schelde, part of Damen Shipyards Group, has officially won a contract to design and build Australia’s ...

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Shell’s Second Rig Departs for Alaska

The crew of Royal Dutch Shell’s second of two Arctic drilling rigs Noble Discoverer departed the Port of ...

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Engine Troubles Cut Polarstern’s Mission Short

The German research icebreaker Polarstern will end its current expedition to the Antarctic earlier than planned due ...

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West Antarctic Melt Rate Tripled in Last Decade

West Antarctic Melt Rate Tripled in Last Decade

A comprehensive, 21-year analysis of the fastest-melting region of Antarctica has found that the melt rate of ...

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Active Methane Emission at Antarctic Seafloor Confirmed

During an expedition with the German research vessel Polarstern off the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, an ...

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DMS and P&O Maritime in Race to Build New Icebreaker

Two companies have been shortlisted to build a new Antarctic icebreaker as part of the largest investment in ...

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‘Polarstern’ Returns after Antarctic Mission

After year and a half in the Antarctic the research vessel Polarstern is expected back in its home port on 13 ...

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ICJ Orders Japan to Stop Whaling

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, has delivered its judgment in the case ...

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IMO’s ‘Polar Code’ Ignores Environmental Dangers of ...

The new draft `Polar Code’ of safety and environmental rules fails to address the looming danger of having ...

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Antarctic Rescue Operations Completed

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority confirmed that the Akademik Shokalskiy and the Xue Long have broken free ...

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Passengers from MV Akademik Shokalskiy Transferred to ...

P&O Maritime vessel Aurora Australis has advised Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), that the 52 ...

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Antarctic Rescue Delayed by Ice Conditions

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) has been advised this ...

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52 Passengers Leave MV Akademik Shokalskiy Taped in ...

  The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC Australia) was advised ...

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MV Akademik Shokalskiy Still Stuck in Antarctic Ice

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) vessel Aurora Australis is continuing to make its way to the Russian vessel ...

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First Vessel Approaching MV Akademik Shokalskiy Trapped ...

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is continuing the coordination of a search and rescue for a Russian ...

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Research Vessel ‘Polarstern’ Departs on ...

On Saturday, 8 June 2013 the research vessel Polarstern will be embarking on an expedition to the Antarctic winter. ...

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Icebreaker HMS Protector Frees MV Fram from Antarctic Ice

A Norwegian cruise liner at risk of becoming trapped in thick ice off the coast of Antarctica has been guided to ...

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Fire on Korean Fishing Vessel Jeong Woo 2 in Ross Sea, ...

  Two of the rescued crew members from the Jeong Woo 2 are believed to have extensive burn injuries and ...

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RV Polarstern on 28th Antarctic Expedition

RV Polarstern on 28th Antarctic Expedition

On Friday, 28 October 2011 the research icebreaker Polarstern sets off on its 28th Antarctic expedition. Over 200 ...

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NSF Signs Agreement to Charter Russian Icebreaker for ...

The National Science Foundation​ (NSF) yesterday announced it has reached an agreement with a Russian company to ...

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Antarctic Fuel Oil Ban, ECA MARPOL Amendments Enter ...

Amendments to IMO’s MARPOL Convention for the prevention of pollution from ships enter into force on 1 August 2011, ...

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