Icebreakers clearing frozen way

  • 2003-01-16
  • Aleksei Gunter
TALLINNEstonia will have to spend up to 100 million kroons (6.4 million euros) to rent icebreakers to overcome the treacherous ice conditions that have jammed the country's ports.The Tarmo, Estonia's only icebreaker, is incapable of serving all the ships stuck in the ice that has locked Tallinn's harbor with a 20-centimeter thick layer and eight other ports across the country. The first foreign icebreaker summoned to free Estonia's ports from the ubiquitous ice - the Balder Viking, a 83.7-meter long Norwegian icebreaker built in 2000 and sailing under the Swedish flag - arrived in Tallinn ...
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