DEVELOPMENT OF THE NORTHERN SEA ROUTE: FROM WORDS TO ACTION

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British solo-yachtsman facing the arctic sun as he navigates the Russian Northern Sea route in his 40 foot yacht Barabas. Adrian Flanagan set off from the Solent on the first vertical circumnavigation by sea (pole to pole) on28 October 2003, the smallest yacht to round Cape Horn West about, and still one of only a handful of yachts to make that passage, heading North up the Pacific an through the Bering Strait, along the Northern Sea Route, round Norway’s North Cape & South for home through the North Sea

ROUND THE WORLD SAILOR ADRIAN FLANAGAN BEING HANDED A CUP OF TEA BY CHIEF CHRIS BAMBER ON HMS TRUMPETER IN THE SOLENT.PICTURE BY STEVE REIGATE 21/5/2008

ROUND THE WORLD SAILOR ADRIAN FLANAGAN ON BOARD HIS YACHT BARABUS IN THE SOLENT.PICTURE BY STEVE REIGATE 21/5/2008

Read Adrian’s account of his epic and historic voyage. FIRE Project review of the book http://tinyurl.com/y9629kp8

The Northern Sea Route (NSR) is the shortest sea route from Asia to Europe. According to experts, after 2050 it will be available for year-round passage of conventional vessels with no ice reinforcement. Given this, it is a good strategy right now to develop the NSR not only for pure export of natural resources from the Arctic zone or for the “Northern Supply”, but also for container transportation. In 2016, a model for creating a regular Arctic container line on the basis of the Northern Sea Route was developed. A niche where NSR shipments are more profitable compared to the southern route is the transit of container cargo between the ports of the Northeast Asia (China, Japan, the Republic of Korea) and North Europe (Rotterdam, Hamburg, etc.) The container traffic on routes where the use of the NSR can potentially give a significant payoff to carriers, is about 455 thousand TEU. The commissioning of new facilities for the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the development of infrastructure in the Arctic will help significantly increase traffic along the NSR.

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Horizon takes steps to deal with revenue shortfall; Electric Boat awarded $5.1 billion contract

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Trump targets ports, shipping in new North Korea sanctions
September 22, 2017 — A new executive order signed by President Trump yesterday aims to cut North Korea out of the international banking system and targets its major industries, ports and shipping.

 

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Horizon takes steps to deal with revenue shortfall on ferry project
Horizon Shipbuilding was one of two shipyards contracted by a subsidiary of San Francisco-based Hornblower Cruises & Events to build the 85 ft Incat Crowther design aluminum catamaran ferries for NYC Ferry and completed the ten vessels contracted with it for delivery this year in what is widely regarded as an outstanding shipbuilding achievement.
Electric Boat awarded $5.1 billion Columbia Class design contract

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Samsung Heavy develops new LNG FSRU regas system

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WhatsApp rejects UK Govt request for ‘backdoor’ access to encrypted messages

Instant messaging service WhatsApp has reportedly rejected a demand from the British government earlier this year for it to create a backdoor into its secure network. Such a system would allow UK security services to access messages sent through the service, which protects its users’ communications with end-to-end (E2E) encryption.

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Dieselgate: New report shows more than 3/4’s of diesel drivers are furious about the change in the government’s stance about diesel cars

Not surprising when Labour Govt urged drivers to buy diesel to save the planet & now current Govt recognises the huge risks from diesel vehicles & their threat to the planet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dieselgate: Research reveals that 70% of UK drivers would now consider buying a hybrid car as their next purchase

Date: 20th September 2017: More than three quarters of diesel drivers are furious about the change in the government’s stance about diesel cars, a new survey released today has found.

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Tell the Senate to Act on ObamaCare

The clock is running out for the Senate to do something to relieve the American people from ObamaCare. We have watched for the past several months as some moderate Republicans have betrayed their promises and utterly failed to fully repeal ObamaCare. This is not acceptable and Tea Party Patriots will not stop fighting until this terrible law is fully repealed!

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ESET Uncover New FinFisher Surveillance Campaigns: Are internet providers involved?

New surveillance campaigns utilizing FinFisher, infamous spyware known also as FinSpy and sold to governments and their agencies worldwide, are in the wild. Besides featuring technical improvements, some of these variants have been using a cunning, previously-unseen infection vector with strong indicators of major internet service provider (ISP) involvement.

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