Icebreaker Polaris towards the Bothnian Bay
Arctia’s icebreaker Polaris departed the icebreaker base in Helsinki as the Finnish icebreaking season’s third icebreaker on Tuesday 15 January 2019. IB Polaris will first head to Tahkoluoto in Pori to bunker Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Once the tanks are full, the Polaris will head to northern Bay of Bothnia and begin assisting vessels.
Icebreaker Otso that departed on 25 December 2018, and icebreaker Kontio that departed on 29 December 2018, already assist vessels in the Bothnian Bay. Both icebreakers will move southwards as the Polaris begins assisting traffic in the Kemi-Tornio region.
Smart fairway pilot improves the navigability of the fairway and increases maritime safety in Saimaa deep fairway
As a part of the EMMA Extension project, 34 smart buoys were installed this summer in the Saimaa deep fairway, which is Finland’s most important inland waterway for commercial shipping.
First Sniffer Buoy pilot started
Finnish companies Meritaito Ltd, part of the Arctia group, and Kine Robot Solutions Ltd have jointly developed the Sniffer Buoy for air quality and emission monitoring regarding IMO2020 regulations. The first Sniffer Buoy...
Icebreaking season ended on 17 May
The icebreaking season 2019–2020 ended on Sunday, 17 May, as icebreaker Otso returned to its home port of Katajanokka in Helsinki.