No freeze to icebound operations

The 'Aleksey Chirikov' has just joined sister ship 'Vitus Bering' in the ice-laden Sakhalin-1 ArkutunDagi oil and gas field

The distinctive foredeck covers of the recently delivered ice-support vessels ''Aleksey Chirikov'' and ''Vitus Bering'' sweep upward from the bow to near level with the wheelhouse, making both ships instantly recognisable. But will there be more? asks Stevie Knight.

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