Winter trends put Nordic icebreakers and crews at higher risk
Weakening circulation of the Gulf Stream has brought warmer water to the Baltic Sea in winter. A combination of stronger winds, drift ice, seafarer inexperience, and ageing icebreakers is worrying
Alandia, a marine insurer, is hoping that designs for new icebreakers will be approved soon. It is calling for environmental changes and operational decisions to be understood and factored into plans.
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