ICEBREAKER TRANSIT ANALYSIS FOR A VOYAGE ACROSS THE ARCTIC OCEAN

The US Coast Guard's POLAR SEA and the Canadian Coast Guard's LOUIS S. ST-LAURENT crossed the Arctic Ocean from Bering Strait to Svalbard on an historic scientific voyage - the Canada/US Arctic Ocean Section 1994 Expedition. The two conventionally-powered polar icebreakers navigated through more than 2300 nautical miles of ice during July and August 1994. A trafficability data collection program was undertaken to capture environmental and ship performance information. Ice conditions, ice navigation concepts employed and the overall findings of this transit across the Central Arctic Ocean are reviewed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • IST '95, Northern Sea Route; Future & Perspective; INSROP Symposium; 1-6 Oct 1995; Tokyo, Japan. Procs. Publ by Ship & Ocean Foundation, Japan. Ppr TSI-2, p 391 [6 p, 5 ref, 2 tab, 1 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Brigham, L W
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1996 12:00AM