The winter navigation system in the Northern Baltic Sea is globally one of the largest regional arrangements to ensure year-round maritime transports in a sea area challenged by ice every year. Thousands of assistance operations, including hundreds of tows, are dependent on the regions’ relatively small amount of icebreakers’ capability to perform assistances in a safe and efficient manner. For the winter navigation system to work efficiently, high assistance speeds are necessary to release icebreakers from their previous assistance task to their next one.
Close Towing Merchant Vessels – Important Tool for Effective Winter Navigation
Orädd, Helena , Toivola, Jarkko , Heinonen, Teemu , and Jukka Salminen. "Close Towing Merchant Vessels – Important Tool for Effective Winter Navigation." Paper presented at the SNAME Maritime Convention, Houston, Texas, USA, September 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.5957/SMC-2022-110
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