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. First Polaris and its crew will head from Katajanokka peer to Tahkoluoto in Pori to bunker more LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas). From Pori Polaris will continue up north to the Bay of Bothnia.
The crew of Polaris is very pleased to departure. ”The vessel and its crew are both ready for the upcoming winter. We have been hearing a lot of predictions for harsh winter conditions this season and are well prepared for the work related”, states Mr. Pasi Jävelin, Master of IB Polaris.
On Friday Polaris and its crew will arrive to the Bay of Bothnia, where the sister ships Otso and Kontio are already providing safe waterways for the merchant vessels in Kemi-Tornio area. ”I predict some hard and frosty conditions this winter. It could be, that the latest icebreakers will return to Katajanokka in mid-May”, Järvelin believes.
Icebreaking season ended on 26th May
The Icebreaking season 2022–2023 ended on the 26th of May, as icebreaker Kontio returned to the icebreaker base in Helsinki.
Hydrographic surveying season off to a brisk start
The marine surveying season is underway and Arctia's marine surveying boats and vessels are executing their projects at full throttle.
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