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Nordica icebreaker sets new Northwest Passage record

After 24 days traveling from Alaska to Greenland, the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica arrived at Nuuk, Greenland on July 29. The vessel departed Vancouver, Canada and traversed the Northwest Passage setting a new record as it is the first to have sailed through this once-forbidding route earlier than ever before. Due to climate change, the Arctic sea ice has been melting sooner every year, opening the route earlier and for a longer time each summer.

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