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Saturday, 07.12.2013, 17:52
Norwegian company to provide second icebreaker for Estonia
Waterways Board director general Andrus Maide said that the 48-year old Tarmo cannot provide icebreaking services at the required level in the Gulf of Finland and one ship is not sufficient to service all of Estonia’s ports in this area.
The chartered ship Tor Viking sails under the Swedish flag. The icebreaker has main engine capacity of 13,400 kW. The ship can be replaced with its sister ships Balder Viking or Vidar Viking if need be. The contract was concluded for January 1 to March 31 next year and its cost is 3.42 million euros plus fuel cost. The contract can be extended by 14 days.