Photos: MSV Nordica visits Vancouver before transiting Northwest Passage

By BCShippingNews
July 11 2017
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 Terminal
1. The MSV Nordica berthed at Lynnterm East Ter...
2. Left to right: Captain Matti Westerlund, Captain Duke Snider, Captain Jyri Viljanen, and Tom Nyberg
2. Left to right: Captain Matti Westerlund, Cap...
3. The bridge.
3. The bridge.
4. The bridge.
4. The bridge.
5. The bridge.
5. The bridge.
6. Side view of the 160-ton crane
6. Side view of the 160-ton crane
7. The back of the vessel has enough room for supplies and gear when working to assist offshore platforms or other vessels.
7. The back of the vessel has enough room for s...
8. The 160-ton SWL crane.
8. The 160-ton SWL crane.
9. Satellite communications.
9. Satellite communications.
10. Mast.
10. Mast.
11. The Nordica as it leaves Vancouver.
11. The Nordica as it leaves Vancouver.
12. Leaving Vancouver to begin a month-long journey through the Northwest Passage
12. Leaving Vancouver to begin a month-long jou...