U.S.C.G Sector Sault Sainte Marie commenced Operation Taconite Monday in response to developing ice conditions.
Here are some amazing pictures taken by Sergey Dolya onboard Russian Arktika-class nuclear ice breaker in the North Pole.
The Otso ice breaker commissioned by the Finnish maritime authority during the early 1980s is a revolutionary ice-breaking vessel assigned to carry out extensive operations near major Finnish harbors.
Umiak I is a one-of-its-kind ice breaking bulk carrier vessel. This powerful icebreaker has been designed to operate in the frozen oceanic route through the Arctic. It is said that the ship carries an engine which is biggest in Canada.
We bring to you our pick of the 5 biggest ice breaker ships of the year 2011. Check out what is it that gives these ships immense power to go through thick layers of ice.
Double acting tanker or double acting ship when running astern uses aft part of the ship hull structure made of special reinforced double skin for ice breaking.