The world’s most powerful icebreaker

'Arktika', the world's biggest and most powerful icebreaker, on its launch at Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in St Petersburg

The launch of Rosatom Corp’s ‘Arktika’, developed as part of a plan to open the Arctic off Russia’s northern coast to year-round shipping, heralds a return to the use of nuclear power for icebreaking ships. Dag Pike reports.

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