The southern half of the Barents Sea, including the ports of Murmansk (Russia) and Vardø (Norway) remain ice-free year round due to the warm North Atlantic drift. In September, the entire Barents Sea is more or less completely ice-free. Until the Winter War (1939–40), Finland's territory also reached to the Barents Sea, with the harbor at Petsamo being Finland's only ice-free winter harbor.
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.
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 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.
OSLO... It's the latest turn in a legal tussle between environmental organisations Greenpeace and Young Friends of the EarthNorway 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 ... .
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.
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 ... .
... 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.
... 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.