Recent Activity

  1. The repair vessel remains in a holding posture off Wainwright due to lingering ice conditions around Point Barrow and the fault location. See attached views.
  2. Ice continues to drift to the east and north. Much of the ice continues to fracture into smaller pieces aiding in the melt process and flushing out into the southern Beaufort Sea. Estimates are that the vessel can make the transit later this week if ice continues to abate on the current trend. The vessel will engage at the first clear and safe opportunity.
  3. No further material updates at this time.
National Weather Service sea ice concentration map