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Cruise Ship Reaches Northernmost Point

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.

Russia Detains Japanese Whaling Patrol Ship Crew

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.

exactEarth in the BBC News

exactEarth, a subsidiary of Canadian satellite component manufacturer ComDev, has a small constellation of sensors in orbit that can detect the Automatic Identification System (AIS) signals broadcast by ships.

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