Icebreakers

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Icebreaker Otso in action


This year’s icebreaking season in Finnish waters are over for this winter:

Now for some much needed R&M for the ships and R&R for the crews,

Icebreaking cruise ship LE DUMONT D’URVILLE is back in Ålesund for an overnight visit:


No she is not heading to the North Pole, at least yet. Just an ordinary Fjord Cruise this time.

Ice-strengthened to the lowest Finnish-Swedish ice class (1C), so not quite icebreaking.

Sorry!! It was this one that went to the North Pole:

She is off to the North Pole again, leaving Longyearbyen 08. July, 2022:
https://en.ponant.com/cruises/on-board/vessel-le-commandant-charcot

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If you feel the urge to go to the North Pole in style and comfort, now is the time:

What is holding you back? (Except your wallet maybe?)

Ponant’s ‘Commandant Charcot’ was at the North Pole on July 13, 2022.
the passengers were out on the ice, where they aligned to ‘write’ their position ‘90 N’.

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What do you do when your supply of spares dries up? You start dismantling your older fleet for parts!