Ice Bound Northwest Passage

August 23, 2018 . At least 22 vessels are affected and several have turned back to Greenland.

From the Northwest Passage Blog:
Good morning,
Due to heavier than normal ice concentrations in the Canadian arctic waters north of 70 degrees, the Canadian Coast Guard, recommends that pleasure craft do not navigate in the Beaufort Sea, Barrow, Peel Sound, Franklin Strait and Prince Regent. CCG icebreakers cannot safely escort pleasure craft. Operators of pleasure craft considering a northwest passage should also consider the risk of having to winter in a safe haven in the Arctic, or in the case of an emergency, be evacuated from beset vessels. Safety of mariners is our primary concern.

August 26:  FRANKLIN continues to improve with less ice and could be open by the first full week of September.



  1. Hifast · August 26, 2018

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.


  2. Gengis · August 27, 2018

    I thought that the ICCP said that the Arctic ice would disappear? Surely they did not get that wrong, I mean all their peer reviewed ‘scientific’ papers said it would. What could have gone wrong.


  3. Marjorie Spacek · August 27, 2018

    I haven’t seen this reported on CBC, CTV or Global, have you? Read it first on Paul Homewood’s site.


    • Ron Clutz · August 27, 2018

      Maybe the media is distracted by having to report summer snowfalls! sarc/off


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