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Icebreaking ships are a special class of ships that are designed to break even thickest of the ice and make some of the most inhospitable paths accessible to the world, navigating through the ice-covered waters, especially in the Polar Regions. The significant features that make the ice-breakers different from other vessels are its strengthened hull to resist ice waters, a specially designed ice-clearing shape to make a path forward and extreme power to navigate through sea ice.
USCGC Healy (WAGB-20) is the United States' largest and most technologically advanced icebreaking ship as well as the US Coast Guard's largest vessel. She is classified as a medium icebreaker by the U.S. Coast Guard. She is homeported in Seattle, Washington and was commissioned in 1999.
CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent is a Canadian Coast Guard Heavy Arctic Icebreaking ship. Louis S. St-Laurent's home port is St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador and is stationed there with other vessels of the coast guard.
USCGC Mackinaw (WLBB-30) is a 240-foot vessel built as a heavy icebreaker ship for operations on the North American Great Lakes for the United States Coast Guard. IMO number: 9271054. She should not be confused with a namesake ship, the USCGC Mackinaw, IMO number 6119534, which was decommissioned on June 10, 2006.
50 Years Since Victory is currently the biggest and most insane icebreaking ship in the world as of 2011. It is a Russian Arktika class nuclear powered icebreaker and boasts of exceptional maneuverability and a top speed of 21.4 knots.
S. A. Agulhas II is a South African icebreaking ship polar supply and research ship owned by the Department of Environmental Affairs. She was built in 2012 by STX Finland Rauma shipyard in Rauma, Finland, to replace the ageing S. A. Agulhas, which was retired from Antarctic service in April 2012.
Yamal is a Russian Arktika-class nuclear-powered icebreaker operated by Atomflot. She is named after the Yamal Peninsula in Northwest Siberia; the name means End of the Land in Nenets.
The Arktika class is a Russian class of nuclear-powered icebreakers. Formerly known as Project 10520 nuclear-powered icebreaker, they were the world's largest and most powerful icebreakers until the 2016 launch of the first Project 22220 icebreaker, also named Arktika. It is going to be the MOST INSANE Icebreaking ships EVER.