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The awesome power of the icebreaker

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 1 of 33: In some parts of the world, winter is more than just a cold wind and a sprinkling of snow. Polar regions for example freeze solid, with seas and oceans clamped like iron in sub-zero temperatures. That's when some of the most specialized vessels on the planet are called out to crack open stubborn pack ice and provide safe waterways for other ships and boats. Welcome to the powerful world of the icebreaker!Browse the gallery and find out more about these awesome sailing machines and the inhospitable places they operate in. You may also like: The gate of hell is real (and we'll show you where it is)

The awesome power of the icebreaker

In some parts of the world, winter is more than just a cold wind and a sprinkling of snow. Polar regions for example freeze solid, with seas and oceans clamped like iron in sub-zero temperatures. That's when some of the most specialized vessels on the planet are called out to crack open stubborn pack ice and provide safe waterways for other ships and boats. Welcome to the powerful world of the icebreaker!

Browse the gallery and find out more about these awesome sailing machines and the inhospitable places they operate in. 

You may also like: The gate of hell is real (and we'll show you where it is)

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