Originally Posted by bumpman
Great looking vessel. Fits its name. Is the prow-like bow for getting through ice?
If it's the same bow as Damon's OSV hulls, it's for "better sea riding/comfort". Very similar to the X-bow by Ulstien.
It very well could be ice classed, buy that is far from ice breaker class. Ice class just has stronger hull
plating and other design improvements. I also, heard the topside paint
is different (assuming to help shed ice better) but that was hearsay in the Gulf of Mexico
oilfield when a company came out with one. Ice breakers usually have long bows to help ride over ice so the weight of the vessel breaks ice not impact.
It looks like a very capable boat, hopefully they man it with capable crew.
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