In the early spring of 2006, a research team, lead by BMT Fleet Technology, undertook a set of performance trials of a TEMPSC in ice covered water. The trials were performed in the bays of New World Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. The TEMPSC was operated in ice conditions of concentrations up to 9.5/10ths and in thicknesses up to 35cm.

The trials provided results indicating a TEMPSC can have a reasonable level of performance in ice covered water.

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