50th Anniversary of the Icebreaker Tarmo stamp from Estonia

April 25th, 2013

Eesti Post issued a stamp to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the icebreaker Tarmo. The icebreaker Tarmo was built at the Wartsila shipyard in Helsinki in 1963. The Republic of Estonia bought the ship in 1993 and it has now successfully operated under the Estonian flag for 20 years, ensuring safe entry for ships to ports and to sea lanes.

The full displacement of the Tarmo is 1,585 tons, its length 84 and its beam 22 meters; its maximum speed is 14 knots. As the Tarmo will be 50 years old this year, AS Tallinn Sadam decided in 2012 to buy from the Finnish Arctia shipyard the 1998-built MSV Botnica, which has already arrived in Estonia and from now on two icebreakers, the Tarmo and the Botnica, will ensure maritime traffic in the Gulf of Finland.