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Vol. 18, No. 49 Week of December 08, 2013
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Senators offer icebreaker building plan

Bipartisan amendment would have Navy construct up to four heavy icebreakers, then transfer the ships to US Coast Guard

Wesley Loy

For Petroleum News

U.S. senators representing Alaska and Washington have offered legislation to fund construction of a whole new fleet of heavy polar icebreaking ships. Their approach involves amending the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (S. 1197) to allow the Navy to build up to four icebreake....

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‘Race to the Arctic’

Two icebreakers operational


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