Plans for the economic development of the USSR's northern region require year-round navigation, even in the eastern Arctic. Reliable ice-rated ships are needed and the experience gained from past Arctic ship operations can be used to help design ships having that required reliability. Some problems that have been encountered in Arctic ice operations are reviewed. These include: ice damage to hulls; in some ships, structural weakness where the midbody meets the extremities; ships with hull breadth so close to that of the icebreaker they are following that they are crowded in the channel opened by the icebreaker and inevitably hit the channel edges; the need that larger ships create for wider and more powerful icebreakers; towing difficulties and plating and weld wear.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Journal article; DTIC distribution restrictions apply
  • Authors:
    • Barabanov, N V
    • Babtsev, V A
  • Publication Date: 1987-12

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  • Accession Number: 00655845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM