Azipod-Equipped Norwegian Coast Guard Vessel Reaches North Pole

The Norwegian Coast Guard vessel KV Svalbard Nordpolen has become the first Norwegian ship to reach the North Pole. Built in 2001, the KV Svalbard is a relatively small icebreaker equipped with ABB's AzipodĀ® propulsion system, making it the first first ever Azipod-powered ship to reach the North Pole. According to the Norwegian Coast Guard, the vessel reached 90 degrees … [Read more...]