Barentsburg


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Barentsburg

(bä`rəntsbo͝org), town, Spitsbergen island, Svalbard, Norway. Though tourism is increasingly economically significant, Barentsburg was originally a coal-mining settlement, established (1912) by a Norwegian company. The mines have been worked by the Dutch (1921–26) and after 1932 by the Russians. It was totally destroyed (Sept., 1943) by German battleships but quickly rebuilt.

Barentsburg

 

a mining community and port on Vest-Spitsbergen Island (Svalbard, Norway). It is picturesquely laid out on the shore of Gront Fjord, a southern branch of Isfjorden. The population is about 600. There are coal mines (concessions of the USSR) and a museum of polar lore. The town is named in honor of the Dutch navigator W. Barents.

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Across the Gronfjorden, black smoke forms an incongruous cloud above Barentsburg, a Russian mining town with 350 inhabitants, mainly from the Ukraine.
Artem, an optimistic 20-something from the motherland, is three weeks into his job at the Hotel Barentsburg.
According to the report, the helicopter was en route from Barentsburg to a Russian settlement known as the Pyramid.
The helicopterwas on its way from the abandoned Pyramiden settlement to the coal mining port of Barentsburg, but was later confirmed to have gone down in the ocean a few kilometres from its destination.
The helicopter was on its way from the abandoned Pyramiden settlement to the coal mining port of Barentsburg.
Rogozin said bad weather prompted his unannounced stop-over, but he easily could have claimed, as head of the State Commission for Arctic Development, that he wanted to visit the historical Russian mining community at Barentsburg, (8) not that Russia conceded he needed any reason to visit.
TYNE SHIPPING MOVEMENTS Arrivals Date/Time Name From To 0108 0830 Novaya Zemlya Barentsburg Anchorage 0108 0845 Princess Seaways Ijmuiden/ Velsen RoRo 3 0108 1159 World Spirit Zeebrugge WHP 0208 0700 Boudicca Seaward Northumbrian Quay 0208 0845 King Seaways RoRo 3 Ijmuiden/ Velsen 0208 1900 BG Ireland Felixstowe Cont Term Sailings Date/Time Name From To 0108 0800 City of Amsterdam Seaward RoRo 4 Zeebrugge 0108 0900 HMS Tyne Northumbrian Quay 0108 1700 Princess Seaways Seaward RoRo 3 Ijmuiden/ Velsen 0208 1630 Boudicca Northumbrian Quauy 0208 1700 King Seaways RoRo 3 Ijmuiden/ Velsen 0308 0600 BG Ireland Cont Term Teesport
Open Competition: Open tender for the right to manufacture and supply a floating pontoon berth at the port of Barentsburg, architect.
With a production rate of around 120,000 mt/y to conserve resources, coal from the Barentsburg mine is reportedly exported to customers in Europe.
We stayed at the Basecamp Trapper's Hotel, a quaint lodge furnished with driftwood from Barentsburg (the Russian settlement on Spitsbergen), slate stones and furs.
Lacking investment, the two Russian mines struggled on, Barentsburg still surviving today, and Pyramiden offering up its last load in March 1998.