The ship measures 22,622 dwt, 24,997 dwt and is fitted with two 30 tonne and one 50 tonne cranes. It was designed and built by Sumitomo and Universal of Japan, and will join Fednav's two existing icebreaking bulk carriers, Arctic and Umiak I. Unlike those ships the new Nunavik is not registered in Canada. It flies the Marshal Islands flag since it will be trading between Deception Bay and Europe or Asia.
Speculation abounds that the ship will inaugurate the first regular shipping route through Northwest Passage, but for now it will run to Europe.
p.s. The ship sailed at 4 pm today direct for Deception Bay. Its icebreaking skill will soon be put to the test, as it will need to sail through heavy ice to pass Newfoundland. Its destination on Hudson Strait will certainly be clogged with ice.
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