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Synonyms for icebreaker

a ship with a reinforced bow to break up ice and keep channels open for navigation


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a beginning that relaxes a tense or formal atmosphere

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Using a block buy strategy could reduce the average cost per heavy icebreaker to approximately $791 million, if four ships were acquired, the study found.
The first new US icebreaker is unlikely to enter service before 2023, the US Coast Guard says -- but that will be contingent on additional funding this year that is not yet guaranteed.
The transaction is expected to be completed early in 2018 and the addition of the Icebreaker brand to VF's portfolio is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings per share.
Heini Noronen-Juhola, Vice President of airport operator Finavia, said buying the Raiko machine meant the facility would gain valuable experience of working with icebreakers and would be better able to make decisions when purchasing similar equipment as a result.
The future length of the navigation season along the eastern NSR will be dependent on the continued retreat of Arctic sea ice, the icebreaker capacity available for escort, and the global demand for, and cost of, these resources.
Russia is launching its biggest icebreaker - The Arktika.
In 1938, the Krasin rescued the icebreaker Lenin, trapped in ice at the end of the previous summer.
Under Canada's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), Seaspan in Vancouver was selected to build the Polar-class icebreaker for the Coast Guard.
The Draft Polar Bear Conservation Management Plan (USFWS, 2015) states that there is a lack of direct quantifiable impacts to polar bears from oil and gas activities, suggesting that better understanding of such activities, including icebreaker impacts, could affect recovery and management planning.
The chart-topping trio have NOT appealed against a tax tribunal ruling from last May that the Icebreaker scheme they poured millions into was designed to exploit legal loopholes.
The chart-topping trio have not appealed against a tax tribunal ruling last May that the Icebreaker scheme was designed to cut tax bills.
To solve this problem, engineers have designed a unique new icebreaker called the Baltika.
icebreaker capable of crushing through the thickest ice of the Antarctic and Arctic was due to set sail from the San Francisco Bay on Tuesday after the latest repairs to postpone its already past-due retirement.
Arctech Helsinki Shipyard of Finland has awarded a contract to The Linde Group to build a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fuel gas system for a new icebreaker for the Finnish Transport Agency.
It has been alleged that the Icebreaker Management fund was used to shelter PS336million from the taxman for its members.