Barentsburg


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Barentsburg

(bä`rəntsbo͝org), town, Spitsbergen island, Svalbard, Norway. A coal-mining settlement, it was established (1912) by a Norwegian company. Its mines have been worked by the Dutch (1921–26) and since 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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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.
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.
The six-day OPolar EncountersO heads to the remote northern and eastern regions of the island, where expedition leaders take guests ashore to see Arctic sights such as ice-filled Hinlopen Strait, Nordauslandet Island and near-polar settlements of Barentsburg and Ny-Alesund.
The main Norwegian settlement, Longyearbyen, (population [approximately equal to] 2,100) is located 12 km east of Grumant; the Russian settlement, Barentsburg, (population [approximately equal to] 500), is located 24 km southwest of Grumant.
The major force soon anchored off the village of Barentsburg, which was occupied by the Russian miners.
Ports of Call: Harwich, Alesund, Honningsvag & North Cape, Longyearbyen & Barentsburg, Ny Alesund, Molde & Adalsnes, Olden & Bergen
The choir's itinerary includes Oslo, Flam, Aurland, Bergen, Longyearbyen, Barentsburg, and Tromso.
TYNE SHIPPING MOVEMENTS Arrivals Date/Time Name From To 0306 0845 King Seaways Ijmuiden RoRo 3 0306 1045 Astor Harwich N'brian Quay 0306 1500 Zapolyarye Barentsburg TBT 0406 0200 Swan Ace Rotterdam TCT 1 Sailings Date/Time Name From To 0306 0900 Nor Feeder Cont Term Grangemouth 0306 1100 Geo Prospector N'brian Quay Sea 0306 1159 HMS Archer Hillgate Quay Sea 0306 1700 King Seaways RoRo 3 Ijmuiden 0306 2200 Astor N'brian Quay Sea 0306 2359 Island Crown Sea A&P H Bede
Open Competition: Develop a plan for territory planning mine Barentsburg Svalbard (Norway) in accordance with Norwegian law (Law on Nature Protection Svalbard)
ITINERARY: Alesund, Honningsvag & the North Cape, Longyearbyen & Barentsburg, Ny Alesund, Molde & Andalsnes, Olden and Bergen