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Charting new courses: student mariners prepare to navigate a warmer Arctic

As temperatures rise, Arctic ice is retreating, making trips through the Northwest passage – from Alaska to Maine – a new summer reality. But until now, mariners navigating Arctic ice have had limited formal training. A professor at Maine Maritime Academy is working to change that.

Is the Arctic ready for the Crystal Serenity?

The luxury liner Crystal Serenity is on its way from Seward to New York City through the Northwest Passage. It’s the largest cruise ship to navigate the route, which hugs the coasts of Alaska, Canada and Greenland. And it’s attracted international attention, with many wondering if it’s a sign of what’s to come as the…

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