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Photos: MSV Nordica visits Vancouver before transiting Northwest Passage

By BCShippingNews 11 July 2017
Unique voyage celebrates Finland's centenary plus first year as Chair of the Arctic Council...

The MSV Nordica was in Vancouver in early July to stock up on supplies and pick up additional crew before starting out on its journey through the Northwest Passage. The multipurpose icebreaker is spending the month of July travelling from Vancouver, passing through the Bering Strait, Cambridge Bay and Peel Sound to reach Nuuk, Greenland. “The transit is part of the celebrations of Finland’s 100-year anniversary of independence as well as our first year as Chair of the Arctic Council,” said Captain Matti Westerlund. As we learned while touring the ship that was docked at Lynnterm East in North Vancouver, there are in fact a number of unique aspects to this voyage. For the full story: http://bit.ly/2t5k7Ex

1. The MSV Nordica berthed at Lynnterm East Ter...
2. Left to right: Captain Matti Westerlund, Cap...
3. The bridge.
4. The bridge.
5. The bridge.
6. Side view of the 160-ton crane
7. The back of the vessel has enough room for s...
8. The 160-ton SWL crane.
9. Satellite communications.
10. Mast.
11. The Nordica as it leaves Vancouver.
12. Leaving Vancouver to begin a month-long jou...