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Tag: Arctic shipping

New project launched to address Arctic shipping safety

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A new three-year research project, called SEDNA, has been launched to address safety and efficiency in Arctic ship operations. Its aim is to  develop the ‘Safe Arctic Bridge’, a human-centered operational environment for ice-going vessels. Its design and layout will focus on the navigational requirements of the Arctic, namely ice, weather and a lack of chart data.

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China reveals three sea routes under Belt & Road initiative

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China has proposed three marine economic passages connecting Asia with Africa, Oceania, Europe and beyond, in a bid to advance maritime cooperation, under the Belt and Road Initiative: the China-Indian Ocean-Africa-Mediterranean Sea Blue Economic Passage; the China-Oceania-South Pacific Blue Economic Passage; and one that will lead to Europe via the Arctic Ocean.

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First X-bow expedition cruise ship launched

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Aurora Expeditions announced the launch of a new world-class expedition ship, designed for operations in the polar regions and remote destinations across the globe. Completed in time for the 2019/20 Antarctica season, the vessel is the first of its kind to use Ulstein's X-bow technology.

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Icebergs season started in the North Atlantic

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Hapag-Lloyd informed that the period of icebergs, drifting out of the Arctic Ocean and into the North Atlantic, starts from April and lasts until August. The authorities recently reported that there are more icebergs this year than usual. The company’s captains keep their vessels south of the drift ice limit, so as to avoid any dangerous collisions.

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