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Mess Deck: General Section => Tugs and Towing => Topic started by: Hande on February 17, 2016, 08:42:56 AM

Title: Some serious salvage and towing
Post by: Hande on February 17, 2016, 08:42:56 AM

One thing that Finland is known for is the modern concept of  the icebreaker.
They are not just very strong ships. These links cover a period from 1939 through 1977.


I'm not sure how long the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE is going offer these online, so have a look at your earliest convenience.

Icebreaker J/M SISU and J/M URHO are sister ships (SISU being presented in the film from 1977.

The earlier ice breakers, J/M MURTAJA, J/M TARMO, J/M VOIMA, J/M SISU (the older one) were also beautiful.

"J/M" is JäänMurtaja = Ice Breaker

These films are historic, and rather cool as such:

I'm sorry - only in Finnish. But there's very little text or speech and the footage is self-explanatory. E2V can probably understand the little there is in terms of textual.

1. A story about the building of the earlier J/M SISU (1939):
http://areena.yle.fi/1-3074068 (http://areena.yle.fi/1-3074068)

2. A story about ice breaking in the gulf of Bothnia, northern Baltic Sea (1964)
http://areena.yle.fi/1-3074069 (http://areena.yle.fi/1-3074069)

3. A story about ice breaking in the gulf of Bothnia, a boy's perspective on board the J/M TARMO (1970)
http://areena.yle.fi/1-3074070 (http://areena.yle.fi/1-3074070)

4. A promotional video about the new J/M SISU, the high tech in the industry of the 70's (1977)
http://areena.yle.fi/1-3074109 (http://areena.yle.fi/1-3074109)
Title: Re: Some serious salvage and towing
Post by: Hande on February 17, 2016, 09:30:49 AM
This you won't get, if you don't understand Finnish: I was amazed myself (every Finn goes through this immersion in the art of ice breaking, you know (joke)) to learn that "ice braking" is not always the solution.

SISU and URHO are actually able to carve an "ice ditch" into the ice, where the thickness of the ice exceeds the draught (correct term? I mean the "depth" of the ship) of the ice breaker. The convoy of ships being helped just sails in this ditch. Maybe even relaxing the rudder - no way to part from the path :-)

In a difficult ice, the ship rolls its way forward by means of moving the water from one tank to the other. She blows air from beneath and uses her propeller configuration in order to push the blocks of ice away.

These are the guys that run these ships today (state-owned company): http://arctia.fi/

Title: Re: Some serious salvage and towing
Post by: craggle on February 17, 2016, 09:37:02 AM
All the videos look very interesting but they say "Unavailable outside of Finland" or something along those lines and I'm not allowed to view them.  {:-{

Craig.
Title: Re: Some serious salvage and towing
Post by: Hande on February 17, 2016, 10:33:35 AM
Darn!
I didn't realise that YLE has restricted access!


I am so sorry (and angry)!!!    <:(   >>:-(    <*<




At least you are able to visit the Arctia.fi site - also available in English.






 
Title: Re: Some serious salvage and towing
Post by: essex2visuvesi on February 17, 2016, 01:42:47 PM
Darn!
I didn't realise that YLE has restricted access!


I am so sorry (and angry)!!!    <:(   >>:-(    <*<




At least you are able to visit the Arctia.fi site - also available in English.


We have the same issue with Sky and BBC here in the UK
I cant open the videos in Finland
Something to do with copyright and licensing
Title: Re: Some serious salvage and towing
Post by: JIM WORNER on February 17, 2016, 04:26:19 PM
Just watched the Artica cartoon.  Very interesting and informative.
Thank you for the "heads up" on this.
Cheers  Jim W :-))
Title: Re: Some serious salvage and towing
Post by: Umi_Ryuzuki on February 17, 2016, 07:17:28 PM
 I tried to arrange a tour of the Fennica when it sailed into town.
However there were too many environmental protestors, and the shipyard
err'd on the side of caution, and didn't allow any tours of the ship.


Notice the human Piñata blocking the river in the last photo. {:-{
Title: Re: Some serious salvage and towing
Post by: derekwarner on February 17, 2016, 11:50:13 PM
A Google search on Fennica provides a photographic link to 11 facts about the vessel....all pretty standard, however there is no comment about her angled bridge  :o..which is rather unique........ Derek

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwj0ta3Q_v_KAhXH46YKHQcFBrIQFghhMAs&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.oregonlive.com%2Fportland%2Findex.ssf%2F2015%2F07%2F11_facts_about_fennica_icebrea.html&usg=AFQjCNF7QPDbd5gtBIIhu5jj2bFIvhwyGw
Title: Re: Some serious salvage and towing
Post by: Tug Fanatic on February 18, 2016, 10:06:56 AM
As many pictures as you could want here:

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/search.php?query=Fennica&x=38&y=5

If it so obviously wasn't a mistake you might think that it was. Weird.