Cinderella ‘shoe’ that turns a tug into an icebreaker

Ship Design & Engineering’s removable bow fitted to suitable pusher tug would allow it to take on icebreaking duties. Image: ILS

Icebreakers are big, expensive beasts but they can be lazy, “sometimes only working three or four months of the year”, says Jyrki Lehtonen of ILS Ship Design & Engineering. It’s left people wondering if there’s not a more cost-effective answer.

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