Icebreaker – SHIRASE

Cited from Ships of the World, April 2009, no. 704

The new SHIRASE icebreaker employs an auxiliary icebreaking system that sprays water through holes on both sides of the ship at the bow during the icebreaking operation to wet the snow accumulated on the ice, which makes the ice easier to hold and thereby improves the icebreaking effect. We are supplying this icebreaking system.

OwnerMinistry of Defense
ShipyardMaizuru Shipyard, Universal Shipbuilding Corporation
S No.10004
Principal DimensionsLOA138m×B28m×D9.2m
Propulsion and Ship Control SystemSpray Pump for snowmelt
Spray Pump for snowmelt, Illustrations courtesy of Universal Shipbuilding Corporation