Icebreaker Norilskiy Nickel: note the challenge of having a free-fall lifeboat in sea ice

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[Article](http://www.ship-technology.com/projects/ms-norilskiy/) with lots of info on this vessel

* length: 170m
* dwt: 14,500t
* 3x 6000kW engines
* single 13MW, 5.6m diam. azipod
* for transport of metals from the Dudinka mine
* double-acting hull (stern first through up to 1.5m level ice)

Arctic EER (escape, evacuation, rescue) remains a big challenge to any Arctic operations. As you can imagine, dropping a free-fall lifeboat tens of meters onto a big chunk of ice isn’t too effective.

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