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Voyages on the Northern Sea Route


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Planning a Voyage in Ice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tadeusz Pastusiak
      Pages 3-30
  3. Dangerous Phenomena and Hazards for Navigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
  4. Ice Navigation Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
  5. Scheduling of Voyage Routes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
  6. Models of Decision Support Systems

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 267-279

About this book


This book explains vessels’ ability to overcome ice on the Northern Sea Route, as well as the criteria of safe speed and maneuvering of vessels on ice. It provides a successful long-term forecast of ice navigation and reveals the dangers of sailing on the Northern Sea Rote, It includes tips on how to plan and schedule voyages in the Russian Arctic. 

The book develops a set of suggested routes for the period of opening and closing of the transit ice-free zone through the NSR based on the last eleven navigation seasons. It presents a method for determining the date for beginning a voyage of a vessel without ice strengthening through the NSR. It also develops a model of initial (long-term) and operational decision-making support system for vessel voyage planning and scheduling.

The main audience for the book are officers at operational and management level of competency, people planning voyages on the Northern Sea Route in the office of ship operator and in chartering department or consulting company, and participants of Ice Navigator IMO Model Courses at basic and advanced level of competency.


Northern Sea Route Ice Navigation Vessel Voyage Plan Time Schedule Route Planning Dangerous Phenomena to Ice Navigation IMO Ice Navigator Model Course Forms of Ice Polar Code

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of NavigationGdynia Maritime UniversityGdyniaPoland

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