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The present Ice Handbook prepared and released by BIMCO is aimed at making its readers a bit more conscious of the necessity and benefits of preparations prior to the entering the ice-covered waters. The manual does not claim to cover all the important areas, but aims at giving elementary general guidelines on the intricacies involved in trading in icy waters. BIMCO is indebted to the many producers and friends that have contributed to the information contained in this manual; especially to the national Ice Services of the countries bordering the Baltic Sea. Canada, Japan and the United Slates, without whose pictures and material this manual would not have been possible. The Ice Handbook by BIMCO is intended as a quick reference manual and shall be readily available to all people involved in chartering before they direct their ships into waters where ice may be present.