U.S. Coast Guard cutter reaches North Pole


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Mikhail Ulyanov…
Type: DPS Super strength icebreaking tanker, LU6 (1A Super) ice-class standards
LOA: 850 ft
B: 112 ft
D: 45 ft
DWT: 70,000 metric tons / 86,700 mᶾ / 550,000bbls
PWR: 4 x 6,300KW (34,000hp) Wartsila 6L 46 C diesel generators
Main Pumps: 3 x 21,000bbls (63,000bbls) / hour
S: The service speed at 45 ft draft is 16kt.

The bridge has been outfitted with state-of-the-art communications and navigation equipment supplied by Transas. The electronics include communication equipment for GMDSS area A4, two radars for extreme temperatures, two ECDIS 3000-I systems, six information displays with Navi-Conning, Automatic Identification System, Voyage Data Recorder, log, and echosounder.

The ship’s double action facility allows it to move stern first, using azimuthing electric propulsion units. The vessel moves through the ice using a pair of 11,500hp Azipod thrusters by the diesel-electric power plant consisting of four main diesels producing a total of 34,000hp.


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USCGC Healy navigation bridge…

Mikhail Ulyanov navigation bridge facing forward … cause there is another one facing aft !


#23

That’s another reason that I’m ok with the Finns designing and building our new icebreakers. Just build good modern icebreakers and show the USCG how to operate them. Do not let the USCG specify or muck up a damn thing.


#24

gCaptain Job Board

North American Shipyard now hiring Chief Marine Electrical Engineer for large back up battery installation project onboard new state of the art nookyuler icebreaker. Must hold DDE4000/6000itc and have minimum 2 years prior experience with shipboard battery installations. Company will provide Tyvek suits, dust mask and dish gloves for proximity to nearby reactor work.


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The Mackinaw was built in Menominee with a Finnish design.


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[QUOTE=Topsail;168690]http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large/ss-manhattan-sails-in-melville-sound-joe-rychetnik.jpg[/QUOTE]

As part of the Manhattan project, Esso International funded the construction of an ice model test basin in an old underground air raid shelter in Finland.


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[QUOTE=Tups;168693]As part of the Manhattan project, Esso International funded the construction of an ice model test basin in an old underground air raid shelter in Finland.[/QUOTE]

Here the unfortunate term “Manhattan Project” refers to the fitting of an icebreaker bow to the tanker MANHATTAN to test whether it would be feasible for tankers carrying North Slope oil to deliver that oil through the Northwest Passage to refineries. Although the MANHATTAN managed to break her way through the Northwest Passage, it was decided that it was an impractical way to bring the oil to market. Therefore, the decision was made to build the TransAlaska Pipeline to Valdez.

The real “Manhattan Project” that all Americans learn about in school was the successful effort to build the atomic bomb during World War II.


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[QUOTE=Fraqrat;168685]gCaptain Job Board

North American Shipyard now hiring Chief Marine Electrical Engineer for large back up battery installation project onboard new state of the art nookyuler icebreaker. Must hold DDE4000/6000itc and have minimum 2 years prior experience with shipboard battery installations. Company will provide Tyvek suits, dust mask and dish gloves for proximity to nearby reactor work.[/QUOTE]

WRONG! They’re going to require 10 years experience on nuclear icebreakers so they can hire foreigners.


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[QUOTE=tugsailor;168707]Here the unfortunate term “Manhattan Project” refers to the fitting of an icebreaker bow to the tanker MANHATTAN to test whether it would be feasible for tankers carrying North Slope oil to deliver that oil through the Northwest Passage to refineries. Although the MANHATTAN managed to break her way through the Northwest Passage, it was decided that it was an impractical way to bring the oil to market. Therefore, the decision was made to build the TransAlaska Pipeline to Valdez.[/QUOTE]

That is correct. However, the Wärtsilä Icebreaking Model Basin remained in Finland and gave birth to Wärtsilä Arctic Research Center, which later became Masa-Yards Arctic Research Center and finally Aker Arctic Technology Inc. So, while the Finns were already known to be good designers and builders of icebreaking vessels, and would have probably built an ice model basin sooner or later, that project really kick-started the model testing which today is one of the cornerstones of icebreaker design process.