Largest icebreaker construction now underway

Rendering of the new LK-70 icebreaker, for which the keel has been laid at the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg

Work has begun in Russia on a new nuclear-powered icebreaker, considerably larger and more powerful than any existing vessel, while a smaller Russian icebreaker soon to be completed in Finland, offers a novel approach to clearing wide channels, writes Dag Pike.

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