THE FIRST BULK CARRIER COMPLETES THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE
THIS IN FROM THE VANCOUVER GLOBE AND MAIL
Public Domain Photo of a Bulk Carrier. The NORDIC ORION wasn't the first commercial ship to make the passage in history but was the first commercial bulk carrier, a ship similar to the generic photo above.
Ship crosses Northwest Passage, sails into history
Sometime between Sunday and Monday evenings, Greenwich Mean Time, the bulk carrier Nordic Orion passed through the Northwest Passage and into Baffin Bay, sailing into history as it went.
The ship – a 225-metre, ice-strengthened carrier loaded with B.C. coal bound for Finland – became the first bulk carrier to make the voyage, which has lured explorers for more than a century and has long been eyed as a commercial route." Read all about it at the Globe and Mail:
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