Firefight on the Russia-North Korea sea border

Three Russian guards patrolling territorial waters have been injured following an attack by North Korean sailors on 16 August. The sailors were accused by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSS) of illegally crossing the border into Russian waters. FSS officers were detaining 13 ships, […]

Russia adds to NSR icebreaker fleet

Russia has launched a newly constructed nuclear icebreaker, dubbed Ural after the west-Russian mountain range, at the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg. The vessel, with a completed hull and lower bridge superstructure, will now be […]

Frozen out of the Arctic

As Maersk was signing off in late July on final voyage plans for a historic transit of the North Sea Route – the first attempt by a large container ship to use the Arctic shortcut […]