Multipurpose icebreaker Fennica assists traffic in the Kvarken
Arctia says its multipurpose icebreaker Fennica began assisting marine traffic as the Finnish icebreaking season’s seventh icebreaker on Sunday 25 February 2018. The Fennica works in the Kvarken, a narrow region in the Gulf of Bothnia separating the Bothnian Bay from the Bothnian Sea. Arctia’s icebreakers Kontio, Otso, Polaris and Urho already assist traffic in the Bothnian Bay, and icebreakers Voima and Sisu in the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland.
Report of Investigation on the grounding of MSV Fennica released
The Finnish Safety Investigation Authority has released the United States Coast Guard’s Report of Investigation (ROI) on the grounding of Arctia’s multipurpose icebreaker Fennica. The grounding occurred near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, on July 2nd 2015. The Report can be found here: http://turvallisuustutkinta.fi/fi/index/tutkintaselostukset/vesiliikenneonnettomuuksientutkinta/tutkintaselostuksetvuosittain/2015/m2015-a1mvfennicafinpohjakosketusalaskassa2.7.2015.html
Greenpeace Protesters Could Each Face $5,000 Fines for Blocking Shell Ship
Five Greenpeace protesters who tried to stop a Shell oil ship from reaching Alaska last month could be fined $5,000 apiece for interfering with safe operations, the Coast Guard told NBC News on Wednesday. None of the protesters was identified. They have 30 days to either pay the fines or contest the civil citations before a Coast Guard hearing officer. The enforcement action comes after 13 people lowered themselves on ropes from the St. Johns Bridge over the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon, on July 29 and 30 to block the icebreaker MSV Fennica from passing on its way to the Alaska coast. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/five-greenpeace-protesters-face-5-000-fines-blocking-shell-oil-n408896Upload News