- Special advisor on research infrastructure, Tobias Krantz says Sweden should invest in a new icebreaker in his proposal to the government today.
- A new research ship is estimated to cost around SEK 1.5 billion.
- Sweden’s current icebreaker, Oden, is over three decades old.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: 44 per cent increase in unique ships entering Canada’s Northwest Passage, says report, Eye on the Arctic
China: Chinese icebreaker sails to North Pole, explores remote Arctic ridge, The Independent Barents Observer
Estonia: Estonian president favorable towards Arctic railway project, cautious about future of Arctic shipping, Eye on the Arctic
Finland: Lapland Regional Council in Finland rejects Arctic railway, The Independent Barents Observer
Norway: Shipping, climate & business opportunities in the North: Q&A with the Arctic Economic Council, Eye on the Arctic
Russia: Russian nuclear-powered cargo ship returns to Arctic after troublesome year, The Independent Barents Observer
United States: Cruise ship arrives in Skagway, Alaska after passenger flown home with COVID-19, CBC News