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.
Icebreaking season ended on 15 May
The Icebreaking season 2020–2021 ended on 15 May. Polaris, the last icebreaker to operate in the Bay of Bothnia this season, will stop by Röyttä Harbour before its return to the Katajanokka base in Helsinki.
Changes in Arctia’s group structure completed – Meritaito Ltd is now Arctia Meritaito Ltd
The enhancement of Arctia’s group structure, which was started in 2020, has been concluded. The group structure was simplified by merging and closing down a total of four separate subsidiaries. As the last change, the name of...
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.