Finnish icebreaker tests novel oil spill equipment
IB Polaris is state-owned Arctia’s latest icebreaker, which is now ready to offer oil recovery services in the Baltic Sea and Arctic waters to potential customers. In addition to testing the in-built oil recovery equipment provided by Finnish family enterprise Lamor, the exercise focused on efficient manoeuvring and operation of the vessel in an oil recovery situation. “The oil recovery preparedness of IB Polaris and also other icebreakers would be sensible in order to safeguard a sufficient level of oil recovery preparedness in the Gulf of Finland and the entire northern Baltic Sea,” says Eero Hokkanen, Arctia’s communications manager.
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