Ice trails and monitoring cruise
The RV Aranda ice trails and monitoring cruise Combine, were conducted in the Bay of Bothnia in January and February 2020. Due to a record mild winter, ice was only found North of Raahe. Nonetheless a significant dataset was collected where ice was found. Two FMI scientists (Dr. Mikko Lensu and Dr. Eero Rinne) took part in the cruise.
One of the main missions of Aranda was to renew her Finnish-Swedish ice classification of 1A Super. Two days of the cruise were dedicated for ice trials. During the trials, exhaustive engine data, fuel consumption, ship vibrations, and ice induced loads on structures etc. were recorded.
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