I got stuck in the ice about 20 years ago on a ferry across the Baltic from Helsinki to Tallin.The ferry was huge but it still got stuck and an icebreaker had to come out to break the ice around us.One icebreaker,now decommissioned,well worth seeing is V.I.Lenin which was the first ice breaker powered by nuclear fission and in the very unlikely event you are in Murmansk you can go and see it. For years the Polar regions have been veiled in mystery because no man alive has been able to set a foot there. In this video we will have a look at some of the largest icebreakers in the world which made it possible for mankind to reach and explore these freezing parts of the world. The main purpose of an icebreaking ship is to help the ships who get stuck in the ice or get trapped somewhere in the frozen waters of Antarctica. The most powerful icebreakers are nuclear powered which gives them an advantage in comparison to the diesel powered icebreakers. Some nuclear icebreaking ships are capable of breaking a large iceberg with their weight.