The Russian-owned Baltika icebreaker traveling sideways through the frozen ice, although smaller than a normal icebreaker, is carving a larger path. Debuting in early 2014.
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Baltik is rolling and crush Instead of smashing ice, can crack through ice about 2 feet thick, which makes it suitable for the Arctic sea ice and wide enough (160-foot path) for commercial ships to follow.
Project manager Mika Willberg, said:
“You would conventionally need two icebreakers to make the same channel,”