AN EXAMINATION OF MARINE TRANSPORT IN THE ICE SEASON OFF THE LABRADOR AND NORTH NEWFOUNDLAND COASTS
Governments have been exploring further afield, into more remote areas, in search of raw materials and fossil fuels. One of these areas is Ladrador and its offshore Continental Shelf. The latter, for major part of the year, is covered with sea ice in addition to having an annual pilgrimmage of icebergs down the Labrador current. The problem may be defined as, how to move a vessel to and from the Labrador Coast with safety and efficiency all year round. Bearing in mind that the ice cover only exists for part of the year, the economics of the permanent use of icebreakers and/or icebreaker cargo ships is therefore brought into question. This paper gives an overview of the ice problem, examine past observations and in the light of experience, examine the possible approaches for future observations and research, bearing in mind that many have mooted the idea that a specifically constructed vessel can be built to deal with one kind of ice. Is this the case in Offshore Labrador?
- Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions (POAC 77), Newfoundland Memorial University, Canada, September 26-30, 1977.
POAC Conference 77,
- CULSHAW, S T
- Publication Date: 1977
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Cargo ships; Economic analysis; Ice navigation; Icebreakers; Shipping; Water transportation
- Geographic Terms: Arctic Regions
- Old TRIS Terms: Economic analysis (Arctic operations)
- Subject Areas: Economics; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00167676
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
- Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 13 1978 12:00AM