Polar News

 

National Geographic Endurance Completes Sea Trials

Feb 17, 2020

Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Endurance successfully completed its first sea trials in Storfjorden, the entrance to Norway’s Geirangerfjord.The next-generation expedition ship is a purpose-built for polar navigation and the first polar new build for Lindblad Expeditions…

Polar Research Ship Commissions Lifeboats

Jan 31, 2020

UK’s new polar research ship being built at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead RRS Sir David Attenborough has achieved another important milestone with the commissioning and testing of the ship’s lifeboats and lifeboat davits.The lifeboats, each capable of carrying 90 people…

National Geographic Endurance Floats Out

Dec 10, 2019

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, a global player in expedition cruises and adventure travel experiences, has celebrated the float out of National Geographic Endurance in Ulstein Verft, Norway.The first polar newbuild for the line, the 126-guest…

IMO Backs Polar Waters Navigation Training

Nov 25, 2019

Well-trained seafarers are essential to safe ship navigation in Polar waters and International Maritime Organization (IMO)  has been playing its part with a training course for maritime instructors, underway in Valparaíso, Chile (18-22 November)…

USCG PSC Equals meaningful Polar Presence

Nov 14, 2019

The Coast Guard needs a ship that can do more than just break ice; it needs a multi-mission ship to provide for the nation’s security, asserting its sovereign rights, and protecting its long-term economic interests.  That ship is the Polar Security Cutter…

New ICS, OCIMF Guidelines for Polar Safety

Nov 08, 2019

Maritime trade between Arctic destinations and the rest of the world is expected to expand and an increasing number of ships are now undertaking voyages in polar waters. Technical developments in ship design and equipment continue to facilitate more and more ship operations in remote polar areas…

Quark Expeditions Intros Ultramarine

Jul 19, 2019

Polar adventures specialist Quark Expeditions is to introduce new livery on Ultramarine, it’s latest expedition cruise vessel, which will debut in time for the 2020-2021 season in Antarctica.The 200 passenger polar expedition ship is under construction at Croatia’s Brodosplit shipyard…

Hurtigruten Intros Electric Catamaran

May 15, 2019

Norwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has partnered with the Norwegian startup Brim Explorer, introducing battery powered catamarans custom built for Polar water exploration.Debuting in the spring of 2020, the 24-meter vessel will…

Hapag-Lloyd Names "Hanseatic nature" in Hamburg

May 06, 2019

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises presented the Hanseatic nature for the first time in Hamburg on Saturday (May 04, 2019).The provider of adventure and classic cruising with luxury voyages to Polar Regions, Caribbean, Central America, Europe & more said that Hanseatic nature is the first of three…

Quark Expeditions Turns 30

Apr 15, 2019

Quark Expeditions, Polar Region expeditions company,  is celebrating its milestone 30th year with the launch of its new Antarctic 2020.21 season.The company specializing in expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic said that with voyages ranging from eight to 23 days…

SunStone Orders Sixth Newbuild in China

Apr 14, 2019

Miami-based SunStone Ships signed to build a sixth Infinity-class expedition vessel in China, continuing the European designed, Chinese built concept.The passengership operator said in a press release that it already has a long-term charter agreement in place…

Quark to Implement Evac Solution

Mar 06, 2019

The operator of polar exploration cruises Quark Expeditions will install with an Evac Complete Cleantech Solution that now includes a ballast water management system.'With Evac solutions, it can be assured that Quark's new ship will have the least impact on the environment…

Arctia’s Vessels Get PC3 Notation

Feb 03, 2019

Finnish state-owned company Arctia Oy said that its vessels MSV Fennica and MSV Nordica have now both received certificates of compliance with the IMO Polar Code. Both vessels now have a Polar Class 3 (PC3) class notation.According to the owner and operator of Finnish icebreaker fleet…

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