Three years after its marathon voyage across the Central Arctic Ocean frozen in the ice, the German scientific research ship Polarstern has once again reached the North Pole. This time, the expedition is shorter, two months rather than a full year, and the ship is powering through the ice, not encased in it and adrift.
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Arctic shipping has been a priority for the country’s economic development ... The NSR, which stretches the entire length of Russia's Arctic and Far East regions, is expected to become a major trade route for goods shipped between Europe and Asia ... In the Soviet era, it was used mainly to supply goods to isolated settlements in the Arctic.
The influx of rodents infested East Africa and inevitably found their way to merchant ships bound for Europe and elsewhere ... After days of mild weather, the final night of the Titanic's voyage was met with a cold front that dropped temperatures to around freezing just as the ship came into an Arctic high-pressure zone.
... as efforts to decarbonise the global shipping fleet are stepped-up ... As Eelco Leemans, Technical Advisor to the Clean Arctic Alliance, explains, the most important source of continuous underwater noise in shipping is cavitation, or production of vacuum bubbles by propellers.
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sanctions apply to a number of Russian companies and one UAE firm providing architecture, construction and engineering services for the project, and to a Russian ship construction firm that will operate two LNG floating storage units for Arctic LNG transhipments via the Northern Sea Route and to two storage vessels set to operate on the route.
Russian state energy giant Gazprom has shipped its first consignment of LNG to China through Russia's Arctic waters, duplicating the delivery route used by Russian natural gas producer Novatek ... The LNG plant started up last September and has been shipping regular cargoes on conventional routes.
“The rapid expansion of Arctic shipping traffic using fossil fuels and opening Arctic Sea routes to year-round navigation for transporting fossil fuels heightens the risk of spills and leakages, increases underwater noise pollution, and destroys ice ecosystems and habitats of ice-dependent species such as seals and polar bears.
As explained by Clean Arctic Alliance’s Lead Advisor, Dr Sian Prior, greenhouse gas and black carbon emissions from ships operating in the Arctic contribute to the warming of the Arctic – currently four times faster than elsewhere on Earth – and as the Arctic warms, this will have significant repercussions further south ... Clean Arctic Alliance.