Industry News

A selection of links to relevant news articles

5
Jul 2018

DNV GL and Brodosplit sign class contract for Quark Polar Expedition Vessel

Brodosplit shipyard and DNV GL have signed a contract for the classification of Quark Expedition’s (Quark) new 200-passenger newbuild. The contract covers the construction of the vessel with delivery scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.

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2
Jul 2018

Bowhead Whales and Narwhals Most Vulnerable to Arctic Shipping

Bowhead whales are the marine mammals most vulnerable to disruption from increased ship traffic in waters off Alaska, according to a new study undertaken by researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the University of Washington.

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1
Jul 2018

Virtual Reality Could be the Future of Arctic Navigation Training

Denmark's Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs has published an Executive Order describing the training and qualification requirements for masters, officers and other personnel who are part of the guard on the bridge for ships operating in polar areas. 

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29
Jun 2018

Russian Firms Agree to Develop Arctic Shipping in Northern Sea Route

Russian independent gas producer NOVATEK and state-owned maritime shipping company Sovcomflot have agreed to a strategic partnership to develop maritime shipping support for Novatek’s Arctic gas projects including Yamal LNG and the Arctic LNG-2 project. 

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21
Jun 2018

Arctic Vessel Operators Invited to Survey of Data and Instrumentation

The Arctic ocean businesses community is invited to participate in a survey on the current state of data collection efforts and capabilities in the Arctic conducted by the World Ocean Council (WOC).

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