As of March 4, 2015, there are currently 2,700 icebreaker icebreakers in service in the world.
That’s almost two-thirds of the fleet.
This is up from the 1,300 icebreaker vessels in service when I joined The Huffington Pundit in 2009.
The first ship, the Icebreaker Triton, went into commission in 2012.
That ship is still in service, though, and the rest of the icebreaker fleet will be completed by the end of 2019.
The Icebreaker Sarnia is one of the older vessels in the fleet, serving in the U.S. since 1982.
In fact, Sarnias current role is as a cargo vessel that can carry up to 1,200 metric tons of cargo.
It was built in 1958 and is now retired, according to the Canadian Maritime Heritage Corporation.
The second vessel, the Sarnya’s sister ship, is the most recent addition to the fleet that was commissioned in 2014.
This ship, called the Iceboat St. Lawrence, is still undergoing testing.
This ship is a frigid weather vessel, which means that the ship’s weather conditions can fluctuate wildly.
It’s also a relatively long-lived vessel, at over 80 years of age.
It can last up to 3,000 hours at sea, or 8 years at sea.