Norway: heavy cruise lines to be banned from visiting Svalbard archipelago

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Norway is about to implement a heavy fuel oil ban on parts of the Svalbard archipelago in 2015. Such ban would prohibit larger cruise vessels from entering the waters near the archipelago's national parks. Future visits to the area therefore will consist mainly of smaller expedition vessels. The ban is similar to that which came into effect in Antractica in 2011, forcing several cruise lines to cancel itineraries there.

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk; find article here>>.

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