Latest News for: Barents sea


Silent 'ship killers' of the deep also hold many perils for their crew

Straits Times 20 Jun 2021
In 2003, a Chinese submarine was in the sea off north-eastern China when the diesel engine failed to shut down as the boat submerged and all the oxygen was used up, killing all 70 on board. The nuclear-powered Russian submarine Kursk sank in the Barents Sea in 2000 after an explosion, with no survivors among its crew of 118.

Hundreds of migrants rescued by MSF charity land in Sicily

Metro USA 18 Jun 2021
AUGUSTA, Italy (Reuters) – Around 400 migrants disembarked on Friday from the ship Geo Barents at the Italian port of Augusta, in Sicily, more than a week after the first rescue operation was carried out in the Mediterranean Sea ... Migrants wait to disembark the ship ‘Geo Barents’ after week waiting at sea, in Augusta.

The submarine Gepard destroyed the submarine of the mock enemy in the Barents Sea (Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation)

Public Technologies 17 Jun 2021
In the Barents Sea, as part of a planned tactical exercise in the training grounds of the Northern Fleet, the cruising nuclear submarine Gepard worked out the defeat of a mock underwater enemy ...

Climate activists challenge Norway’s Arctic oil plans in Europe rights court

Jurist 17 Jun 2021
“The allowance of new oil drilling in vulnerable areas in the Barents Sea is a violation of Articles 2 and 8 in the European Convention on Human Rights, granting me the right to be protected against decisions endangering my life and well-being,” said Lasse Eriksen Bjørn, one of the six applicants.

Climate activists take Norway to human rights court over Arctic oil plans

The Guardian 16 Jun 2021
The activists, Greenpeace and Young Friends of the Earth, want the court to rule that Oslo’s 2016 decision to ...

Putin Revels In U.S. TV Interviews, But His Target Audience May Be In Russia

Radio Free Europe 15 Jun 2021
... Barents Sea a month earlier after explosions on board, killing all 118 crew members.

NGOs take Norway to European Court over Arctic oil exploration

The Times of India 15 Jun 2021
OSLO ... It's the latest turn in a legal tussle between environmental organisations Greenpeace and Young Friends of the Earth Norway on one side and the Norwegian state on the other. The organisations are demanding the government cancel 10 oil exploration licenses in the Barents Sea awarded in 2016, arguing it was unconstitutional ... .

Norway’s Equinor Playing a Double Game, Oil and Gas to Support Renewables

FX Empire 15 Jun 2021
that is to stop exploring for more oil.” Since years Norway is fighting legal battles with environmentalists on drilling licenses in the Barents Sea ... The report states estimated recoverable resources of 1.3 to 3.6 million standard cubic meters of oil equivalent in production license 554 in North Sea.

Founder of global frozen seafood business completes buy-out

The Business Desk 14 Jun 2021
North West frozen fish importer Oceanic Seafoods has been bought out by its co-founder ... Operating out of Lancaster, Oceanic Seafoods imports and exports wild frozen and sustainably sourced seafood, working with accredited factories and catching vessels throughout the world with a focus on the North Atlantic, Pacific Ocean and Barents Sea ... .

World’s electric-vehicle capital is having nasty fights over oil

Taipei Times 13 Jun 2021
... by oil and gas extraction by powering production facilities in the North Sea with renewable electricity ... It is likely that they could put a much larger area off limits — the Barents Sea in the Arctic, where most of Norway’s undiscovered oil and gas is believed to be located.

End of the line? How Brexit left Hull’s fishing industry facing extinction

The Observer 13 Jun 2021
... fishers were forced to travel further north, to forage for what they could in the colder and more treacherous waters off Svalbard, a group of islands off the north-eastern coast of Greenland, in a part of the Barents Sea that falls outside the Norwegian economic zone.

Frozen Conflict? Russia And The West Go Toe-To-Toe In The Arctic

Radio Free Europe 11 Jun 2021
In 2020, the United States sent destroyers into the Barents Sea for the first time since ...

Norway Plans to Carry On Oil Production While Also Developing Green Energy - Gov't

Urdu Point 11 Jun 2021
In March, Italian oil giant Eni announced that its Norway subsidiary, Var Energi, had discovered new deposits in the Barents Sea, estimated to contain 65-100 million barrels of oil equivalent ....