Baltika, the Icebreaking Multipurpose Emergency and Rescue Vessel, is a first-of-its-kind icebreaker built with an asymmetrical hull which not only enables astern icebreaking, but also “oblique” (or sideways) icebreaking to create a channel up 50 meters wide.
The oblique test (beginning at 4:10 in the video) was the first time the icebreaking concept had been tested in real life, and the vessel met or exceeded all of its design requirements.
Check out the amazing video footage featuring the ice breaking trials showed in different angles.
Disclaimer: This video is intended for educational purpose only and not to be construed as a news article.
Source: Aker Arctic on YouTube