Proposal: Sweden should invest in new polar research ship

A file photo of Sweden’s icebreaker ‘Oden.’ (Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
  • 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.
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For more on why Sweden needs a new icebreaker, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report 

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United States: Cruise ship arrives in Skagway, Alaska after passenger flown home with COVID-19, CBC News

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