Never since 2009 was there so much ice in Svalbard waters
General cargo ship NORBJORN couldn’t make it to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen Island, Svalbard archipelago, Norway, because of ice, and had to be assisted by ice-class Coast Guard ship NOCGV SVALBARD (IMO 8640387), on Jan 9. The ship was taken to free water and reached Longyearbyen later that day. “Never since 2009 was there so much ice in Svalbard waters”, say locals.
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