"From the moment all five statsisbrytare ready to launch their expeditions. But, several get to be left in the port for a while because the northern waters are unusually warm for the season."
"– It is located at around three, four degrees now. The gulf of bothnia will be covered by ice this year, but all marine waters are warmer than normal, " says Amund Lindberg, driftledare for isbrytarverksamheten maritime administration."
" It has been very warm in the water after the summer, a warm spring and a warm autumn."
"at the same time the northern winds made the water temperature dropped slightly towards the end of the year."
"The five icebreakers, Ale, Ymer, Atle, Oden and Frej is located in Luleå. First, it is the smallest, Ale, which will go out on a mission to assist other vessels. It will most likely be in next week."
"with The isbrytarsäsongen draws in time also introduces restrictions for ships. Requirements that they'll have sufficient hull strength, the opportunity to take in cooling water and then put a restriction on the size. It is not economically viable for the society to guide the smaller boats considering how much oil per hour worked, " says Amund Lindberg."
"at the same time is the Swedish exports of mainly forest and ore depending of the icebreakers can help."
"– It is a well-functioning cooperation, " says Lindberg."