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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #200 on: March 01, 2018, 09:33:58 AM »
Teekay have a timelapse of the first part of the Eduar Toll's voyage through the Arctic on their website:

http://teekay.com/blog/2018/02/09/timelapse-eduard-toll-transiting-northern-sea-route/

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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #201 on: March 20, 2018, 07:28:58 AM »
China building Arctic cruise ship for 'Polar Silk Road'
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-arctic/china-building-arctic-cruise-ship-for-polar-silk-road-idUSKCN1GT08N
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China has begun building its first polar expedition cruise ship, state news agency Xinhua reported Saturday, as the country looks to shipping lanes opened up by global warming to extend President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road initiative to the Arctic.

Construction of the 104.4-meter vessel, equipped with an advanced electric propulsion and control system for navigating sea ice, was expected to be completed by August 2019, Xinhua reported.
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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #202 on: May 18, 2018, 01:29:52 PM »
https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/industry-and-energy/2018/05/new-arctic-transshipment-hub-built-former-submarine-base

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New Arctic transshipment hub is built in former submarine base
The base, which previously housed 12 submarines from the powerful Pacific Fleet, will soon become terminal for Novatek’s Arctic LNG.


The Russian natural gas company now confirms that the projected transshipment hub will be located in Bechevinka, the abandoned Navy compound in Kamchatka. It will cost up to 1,5 billion and have a capacity of up to 20 million tons of LNG per year, Novatek Deputy Head Aleksandr Fridman told Interfax.

It will be a crucial component in Novatek’s out-shipment scheme for LNG produced in the Arctic. The energy company late last year started production of liquified natural gas in the Yamal LNG project and is aiming for a major expansion into several more Arctic LNG projects. A key share of the liquified gas is aimed at the Asian market and Novatek and partners are building a big fleet of ice-class carriers able to autonomously sail through Arctic waters.

In Bechevinka, the powerful specialised tankers will unload the LNG, whereupon conventional carriers will bring it further to the markets.

According to Interfax, preparations for the construction of the new terminal is already ongoing.

And all about Заброшенный город подводников (Бечевинка, Камчатка) at

https://omsk.com/viewtopic.php?t=314920

At least the terminal is not in the Arctic Ocean

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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #203 on: May 18, 2018, 04:58:04 PM »
.....At least the terminal is not in the Arctic Ocean


From an ecologically point of view that's sound but the intention when conditions allow is probably to shuttle LNG East to it and max out storage capacity before the Winter sets in and at 19 knots the new fleet will make very fast passage most of the time. Conditions off Kamchatka would allow normal tankers to make final deliveries.

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« Reply #204 on: May 18, 2018, 06:31:09 PM »
.....At least the terminal is not in the Arctic Ocean


From an ecologically point of view that's sound but the intention when conditions allow is probably to shuttle LNG East to it and max out storage capacity before the Winter sets in and at 19 knots the new fleet will make very fast passage most of the time. Conditions off Kamchatka would allow normal tankers to make final deliveries.
The LNG fleet being built with a lot of financial and other help from China is designed to shift the gas all year round. Loads of posts about it on postings going back to last summer on this thread, e.g.

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,854.msg123499.html#msg123499
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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #205 on: July 13, 2018, 10:25:58 AM »
The Northern Sea Route is open - if you are heading East from the Yamal LNG plant in an icebreaking LNG carrier.

Vladimir Rusanov Completes First Northern Sea Route Transit
https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/vladimir-rusanov-completes-first-northern-sea-route-transit#gs.JDGYxl0

and a longer read (if you really want to be depressed)
https://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/the-future-of-the-arctic-economy#gs.Wa=59Uc
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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #206 on: July 13, 2018, 10:50:35 AM »
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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #207 on: July 24, 2018, 03:49:59 PM »
if i had a boat and were waiting i'd start my journey now. looks very much navigable to me.
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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #208 on: August 07, 2018, 10:37:44 PM »
The Russian Sea Route is open, or is it not ( a little tongue of ice in the ESS) ?

Mind you, I bet the Russians are moving ships already. I wonder how much more shipping than last year.
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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #209 on: August 07, 2018, 11:15:43 PM »
The Russian Sea Route is open, or is it not ( a little tongue of ice in the ESS) ?

Mind you, I bet the Russians are moving ships already. I wonder how much more shipping than last year.

the gap to land could be well around 100km, hence it should be navigable ?
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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #210 on: August 08, 2018, 08:48:39 AM »
Mind you, I bet the Russians are moving ships already. I wonder how much more shipping than last year.

There was this news in slightly strange English from the NSRA:

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The vessel Tian Hui flying the flag China makes the first transit flight to water areas of NSR from the West (Emden port, Germany) on the East (Kusniro port, Japan), on July 21 the vessel has entered the water area through the cape of Desire.

However the official list is currently empty?

http://nsra.ru/en/operativnaya_informatsiya/grafik_dvijeniya_po_smp.html

As always at this time of year, there's still a few floes floating around in the Vilkitsky Strait vicinity. Nothing an "intrepid little yacht"couldn't handle though?

http://GreatWhiteCon.info/2017/08/the-northern-sea-route-in-2017/

Is it time for the 2018 version yet?
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Re: Northern Sea Route thread
« Reply #211 on: August 08, 2018, 11:06:18 AM »
There was this news in slightly strange English from the NSRA:

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The vessel Tian Hui flying the flag China makes the first transit flight to water areas of NSR from the West (Emden port, Germany) on the East (Kusniro port, Japan), on July 21 the vessel has entered the water area through the cape of Desire.
For anyone wondering (like me), Cape Desire (Mys Zhelaniya) is the northernmost point of Novaya Zemlya, at the entrance to the Kara Sea.