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  1. Shipping magnate creates history

    Posted May 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... foreign-registered ship to sail non-stop through the Arctic wastes to Asia. The Hong Kong-registered Nordic Barents, led by a Russian ice-breaking vessel, transported 40,140 tonnes of iron ore concentrate ... there are limitations. The Arctic passage can only be navigated from July to November when enough ice melts for vessels with ice-breaking capabilities to navigate. Tschudi says this prevents the route being ...

  2. Interest rising in Arctic route, pioneer says

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Shipping companies and charterers are showing growing interest in using the northern sea route through Arctic waters between Europe and Asia, says ... the Arctic wastes to Asia. Tschudi, who was in Hong Kong late last week on the final leg of a mainland visit to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, said the voyage took 21 days compared with 40 days via ...

  3. HK-flagged ship to blaze Arctic route

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... through Russia's Arctic wastes to China. The bulk carrier Nordic Barents is the first foreign-registered ship Russia has allowed to make a voyage between two foreign ports via ... of draft restrictions through Arctic waters. If the Nordic Barents' voyage to Dalian, Qingdao and possibly southern China is successful it will effectively end a 500-year-old quest ...

  4. Warming's cold comfort

    Posted Feb 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the planet. But there are also some climate change winners. For hundreds of years, ships have tried to sail through the Arctic, to use this route as a short cut between Asia and Europe. However, ... Arctic. Previously, this would have been impossible, even during the summer. The route, which would link Tokyo and London, is shorter than that used by current undersea cables. According ...

  5. All set for epic voyage

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck A small crew of sailors will navigate a boat through the Canadian Arctic, where icebergs and polar bears still rule the land. I am the captain of the Silent Sound, and I will be telling you stories about the expedition- which starts on Saturday- through the summer. We will be facing raging Arctic storms, cramped quarters and soggy clothes as we try to learn more about ...

  6. Sense of achievement

    Posted Oct 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Silent Sound has crossed the Arctic Circle- this means we have completed the Northwest Passage and are leaving the Arctic behind us as we head south and towards home. We entered the Arctic via the Bering Sea about two months ago, and since then we've seen a lot of ice and learned a lot about the Canadian North. We feel a real sense of accomplishment. ...



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