Icebreaker Kontio to the Bothnian Bay as the season’s second icebreaker
Arctia’s icebreaker Kontio departed the icebreaker base in Helsinki as the Finnish icebreaking season’s second icebreaker on Saturday 29 December 2018. The vessel headed towards its initial operation area near Oulu and Raahe, where it will begin assisting vessels upon arrival on Sunday 30 December. Icebreaker Otso, that departed on 25 December, already assists vessels in the Bothnian Bay.
“There is already ice coverage in the northernmost part of the Bothnian Bay as well as near Oulu. So far the ice situation has been easy, but as temperatures keep dropping further below zero, more ice will form fast. Some forecasts predict a winter colder than average. A master of an icebreaker naturally has nothing against these kinds of predictions”, ponders Timo Jeskanen, Master of IB Kontio.
Polaris sets off for the Bay of Bothnia as the season’s third icebreaker
The latest addition to Arctia’s icebreaker fleet, LNG-powered Polaris, left for deployment in the Bay of Bothnia on Wednesday, January 20th.
Kontio deployed to bay of bothnia as first icebreaker of the season
Icebreaker Kontio set off on Christmas Day 25.12. from Katajanokka in Helsinki.
Finnish Ice buoys for harsh ice conditions
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An airborne BathyLiDAR survey is a cost-effective and efficient alternative for bathymetric mapping
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