A cargo vessel carrying a shipment of nickel from Nunavik to China left Deception Bay, Quebec on Friday, September 19th to sail through the Northwest Passage.
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The Prime Minister's Office says one of the lost ships from Sir John Franklin's doomed Arctic expedition has been found. Harper says it's not known yet whether the ship is HMS Erebus or HMS Terror.
The HANSEATIC is currently sailing the Northeast Passage and has become the first non-Russian ship to do so.
The expedition ship HANSEATIC of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has set a new record for passenger ships in the Northeast Passage. On the afternoon of August 26th, the 122.8-meter-long ship reached the northernmost point at 85°, 40.7' north and 135°, 39.6' east. At this latitude, the HANSEATIC was 480 kilometres from the North Pole.
Russian authorities have been questioning the crew of a seized Japanese whaling ship after the ship reportedly deviated from a pre-approved route during a trip to survey whaling grounds in the Sea of Okhotsk – a plan worked out by the International Whaling Commission.
The Coast Guard responded on Sunday to a 656-foot freighter that is hard aground in the downbound shipping channel of Lake St.Clair.