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ARCTIC Supply Service Cancelled : Canadian Coast Guard’s Largest Icebreaker Thwarted By “Extreme Ice”


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ARCTIC supply service to Nunavut and Northwest Territories has been cancelled due to “Extreme Ice”. Canadian Coast Guard, unable to get even its largest icebreaker through the ice!

“He said the territory’s barge service is “not an amateur operation” and the Amundsen Gulf is so inundated with ice that “it’s absolutely unequivocal and clear [that] … it is just impossible” to get through.

The territory requested assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard, which was unable to get even its largest icebreaker through the ice, Vandenberg said.

The ice can be like the pinchers of a giant pair of pliers,” he said. “You don’t survive that.””

CBC News reports :

Solution to cancelled barges ‘comes a bit late,’ says N.W.T. MLA

The Northwest Territories government is giving residents an idea of what will happen to the seven barges of goods that won’t be making it to their communities this year.

Barge service to Paulatuk, N.W.T., and the western Nunavut communities of Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk, as well as a Nunavut gold mine, has been cancelled due to extreme ice conditions.

Now, territorial government officials are deciding which items to send to the communities by plane, and what will stay behind until the next barge can bring them in.

“Our priority right now is airlifted diesel fuel into Paulatuk,” said John Vandenberg, assistant deputy minister with the Department of Infrastructure. “There’s not enough fuel there to last the winter.”

To do that, the territory will fly about 600,000 litres of diesel to Paulatuk, requiring between 50 and 60 flights to do it, Vandenberg explained.

The territorial government will pay to ship up the fuel, he said.

But some items won’t be able to be flown up, such as pickup trucks and heavy equipment.

Vandenberg said staff with the infrastructure department will contact every client with items on the barge and determine how important it is for them to receive their goods, flying them up based on priority.

There is still some uncertainty around what will happen to the remaining goods, Vandenberg said, adding that the territorial government is looking at storage options.

He said the territory’s barge service is “not an amateur operation” and the Amundsen Gulf is so inundated with ice that “it’s absolutely unequivocal and clear [that] … it is just impossible” to get through.

The territory requested assistance from the Canadian Coast Guard, which was unable to get even its largest icebreaker through the ice, Vandenberg said.

“The ice can be like the pinchers of a giant pair of pliers,” he said. “You don’t survive that.”

A spokesperson for the Coast Guard confirmed that it couldn’t send an icebreaker to help because of the extreme ice conditions.

READ on…

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CURRENT ARCTIC SEA-ICE CONDITIONS

AREAS unable to receive supplies due to “extreme ice” conditions (circled in red):

2.0 – 3.0 metre-thick sea ice in the Amundsen Gulf blocking access to the affected communities:

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A little human-induced “global warming” would solve a raft of problems right about now!

UNFORTUNATELY for the Arctic communities cut off by “extreme ice” (at the end of the summer melt season) global temperatures are cooling, not warming as CO2 rises…

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CANADIAN ICEBREAKER GETS STUCK IN ICE – WATCH!

ICEBREAKER CCGS Louis S St Laurent North East of Greenland Stuck In Ice | YouTube

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“ICE-FREE” ARCTIC

NEVER forget that climate science ‘experts’, like @NSIDC director Mark “The Arctic is Screaming” Serreze and the Fake News media have been promising you a seasonally “ice-free” Arctic for years…

NSIDC Director MARK SERREZE“The Arctic is screaming”:

“ICE-FREE” Arctic in 2008 – Mark Serreze:

ARCTIC “Death Spiral”:

ARCTIC ICE “Death Spiral” | National Geographic

ARCTIC ICE “Death Spiral” | National Geographic

2009 : “THE entire north polar ice cap during some of the summer months will be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years…” – Al Gore

2013 : Paul Beckwith of Sierra Club Canada knew, without a shadow of doubt, that “Arctic sea ice will vanish in 2013” …

(NB, The link to this article and photo has since been pulled by The Sierra Club! “Page not found“)

2013 : Ice-free Arctic in two years heralds methane catastrophe – scientist (Professor Peter Wadhams) | The Guardian

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H/t @ianhughscott @EcoSenseNow

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