Shetland Islands Workboat Breaks Path Across Icy Bay

A workboat acted as an icebreaker on January 29 in order to reach the village of Voe, Shetland, where another boat was stuck, drone footage captured by a local resident shows.

Speaking to Storyful, John Waters, the drone operator, explained, “The cold weather [had] caused the sea to freeze, trapping an aluminum-hulled salmon farm feed boat.”

“A steel-hulled catamaran [was] used to break a channel to release the salmon boat,” he added. Credit: John Waters via Storyful