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Arctic shipping to conserve energy.

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Re: Arctic shipping to conserve energy.

Unread postby Newfie » Thu 06 Sep 2018, 08:15:47

No.

Apparently the only boat to make it through was a tug captained by the last of the Newfoundland sealing skippers.
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Re: Arctic shipping to conserve energy.

Unread postby Newfie » Tue 11 Sep 2018, 11:11:22

Some details of a large LNG ice breaking tanker order.

https://www.ship-technology.com/project ... -carriers/
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Re: Arctic shipping to conserve energy.

Unread postby Newfie » Thu 20 Sep 2018, 18:03:42

GAO gives USCG advice about breaker procurement


https://gcaptain.com/gao-identifies-mul ... r-program/
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Re: Arctic shipping to conserve energy.

Unread postby Tanada » Thu 20 Sep 2018, 21:25:11

Newfie wrote:GAO gives USCG advice about breaker procurement


https://gcaptain.com/gao-identifies-mul ... r-program/


Oh for pities sake! Seventy years ago the USA had a dozen dedicated icebreakers that worked in the Great Lakes, New England, Alaska and Antarctica. Now we are down to a vessels pulled out of the disposal list and rebuilt originally constructed in 1976, one halfway modern Arctic class breaker commissioned in 2000, and one new small breaker in the Great Lakes to keep the waterways open on Michigan/Huron/Saint Claire and Erie and the rivers tying them together.

Meanwhile the country with an actual vision of what Ice breakers are good for has a half dozen purpose built icebreakers, several of them nuclear powered for unlimited range, and is adding a dozen or more double ended merchant ships to haul everything from liquefied fuels to bulk cargoes to containerized cargo.

The USA icebreaker capabilities at this point are almost equaled by Norway! I love Norway but the country is small with a tiny population compared to the USA with our interests on three oceans!
(Norway has 2 Icebreakers, both launched in the 21st century.)
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Re: Arctic shipping to conserve energy.

Unread postby GHung » Thu 20 Sep 2018, 22:21:51

Well, for Pete's sake, we're doing everything we can to melt the ice so we don't need ice breakers. A billion saved is a billion earned.
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