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Danish ship makes historic voyage through the Northwest Passage

26.09.2013  19:41

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(Photo: Colourbox)

Setting out from Vancouver, B.C heading towards Finland, the Danish bulk carrier Nordic Orion became the first commercial bulk carrier completing the epic voyage through the famed Northwest Passage.

The passage remained an implausible commercial sea-route for many years and has only been used by icebreakers, tugs and smaller cargo-ships delivering freight to the northernmost communities.

Traversing the Northwest Passage will shorten the usual route, which goes through the Panama Canal by more than 1.000 nautical miles. If the passage remains open, it will make it a commercially viable option for future shipping.

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Read more about the Northwest Passage here