The freighter’s bow struck the icebreaker’s wooden fender.
Bulk carrier Nordic Barents - Image courtesy of Hannes van Rijn
The icebreaker did not suffer damages, while the bulk carrier sustained a hull dent without breaches.
The convoy kept navigating through the ice.
In the video below you can see similar towing operation performed by the nuclear-powered icebreaker Vaygach. The assistance was provided to another Nordic vessel, the Nordic Bothnia, which was stuck in the ice, while berthed at the “Chaika” coal terminal: