First year ice remains a major obstacle for commercial traffic, limiting vessel's speed and manoeuvrability. ice has the potential to damage propellers, main engines, rudders and hull plating, and creates a greater risk of collision with structures and other vessels.
Specialist knowledge and skills are needed to handle ships in first-year ice. This well illustrated book provides practical guidance on handling class 1A and 1AS ships in these challenging conditions. The author uses his wide experience of operating ice class vessels in the North Atlantic and the Baltic to equip the reader with a good understanding of the risks that first-year ice can pose.
This new edition takes account of the Polar Code (introduced in 2017), increased shipping traffic in ice-affected waters and ports, improved communications and new methods of detecting ice. The books has been enhanced with new illustrations and more detail on the phenomenon of icing.