German ships blaze Arctic trail

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cargo arctique passage du Nord-Est

Cargo de la compagnie Beluga en mer du Nord qui teste un système de voilure © AFP PHOTO DDP/HERO LANG

Two German merchant ships are sailing from Asia to Europe via Russia’s Arctic coast, having negotiated the once impassable North East Passage.

This route is usually frozen but rising temperatures in the region caused by global warming have melted much of the ice allowing large ships to go through.


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