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Winter and Ice Navigation Portal

The purpose of the Portal is to provide a quick referencing guide to current best practices, infrastructure, ice breaker assistance, and the sea areas and routes where winter and ice navigation apply.


Ice navigation

Webinar: Lessons learned in incidents regarding ice navigation.

Panel: Hans Björkestam - Safety and Environment Manager, ESL - Shipping Sten Rosenqvist - Safety Manager, Eckerö Line Niklas Gustafsson - Captain, Eckerö Line Thomas Friis - Development Manager, VG-Shipping Moderator: Martti Simojoki - Senior Loss Prevention Manager, Alandia

Time stamps:

02:49 - Moderator starts speaking 03:23 - Thomas Friis introduction 04:15 - Sten Rosenqvist introduction 05:13 - Niklas Gustafsson introduction 06:20 - Hans Björkestam introduction 07:46 - The panel expectations of this year's winter 09:54 - Lessons learned in incidents regarding ice navigation 23:41 - Biggest challenges - risks that cannot be controlled and risks that can be controlled 36:02 - Ice breaker assistance risks 45:36 - How could shipping industry improve operations in cold climate? 51:00 Q&A

Instructions and guidelines

Basic layering

Icebound vessel

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