MSV FENNICA, A NOVEL ICEBREAKER CONCEPT
The multipurpose icebreaker FENNICA (delivered in March 1993) and her sister ship NORDICA (delivered in January 1994) are intended to be used in wintertime in the Baltic Sea to escort icebreakers and in summertime as multipurpose offshore vessels mainly in the North Sea. These missions lead to a somewhat contradictory design requirement. The design of the vessel is described, mainly pointing out the design as an icebreaker, but noting also the effect of the offshore operations requirements on the design. The full-scale tests results are presented. AS well as the normal propulsion tests in level ice, emphasis was put on the manoeuvring characteristics and operational aspects to find out the benefits of the new propulsion system. The icebreaking capability of the vessel is compared with several other icebreakers.
Icetech '94, 5th Intl Conf on Ships and Marine Structures in Cold Regions; 16- 19 March 1994; Calgary, Canada. Pprs. Pub by SNAME, Arctic Section, Calgary, Canada. Ppr M [14 p, 5 ref, 17 fig]
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Marine Transportation; Vehicles and Equipment
British Maritime Technology
Aug 14 1995 12:00AM