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USA and Russia propose Arctic shipping routes

In response to increased Arctic shipping traffic, the USA and Russia have proposed a two-way route system for vessels to follow in the Bering Strait and Bering Sea.

The nations jointly developed and submitted the proposal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to establish six two-way routes and six precautionary areas.

Located in US and Russian territorial waters off the coasts of Alaska and the Chukotskiy Peninsula, the routes are being recommended to help ships avoid shoals, reefs and islands outside the routes, and to reduce the potential for marine casualties and environmental disasters.

The proposed two-way routes will be voluntary for all domestic and international ships.

To view or download the routes, click here.

 

www.uscg.mil

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Bilbao gains Norwegian connection

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Scot Explorer launched in Hoogezand

October 22 - Scotline Marine Holdings’ 4,800 dwt vessel Scot Explorer has been christened and launched at the Royal Bodewes Shipyard in Hoogezand, the Netherlands.
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Wangfoong rescue on track

October 22 - Wangfoong Transportation has been involved in a complex salvage operation in Hong Kong, where it helped to recover three derailed trains.
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