Spotted: Ploughing through the Northwest Passage

first_imgFinnish icebreakers of Arctia Shipping, MSV Nordica and MSV Fennica, are returning home from their duties as ice management vessels in the Chukchi Sea which enabled ships to go through a shorter, time and fuel saving route through Canadian arctic archipelago, the Northwest Passage. Riku Kiili and Cayetana Ruiz de Almiron de Andres of Aker Arctic joined the voyage of icebreaker MSV Nordica from Dutch Harbor, Alaska to Nuuk, Greenland.The team learned and made observations about ice conditions, vessel operations and performance in ice, ship systems and got design inputs, as well as practical experience on how the vessel is used as a whole.last_img read more