Dramatic pictures of the Coast Guard ship Sir William Alexander during a search for a missing fishing boat in the Bay of Fundy. The ice buildup is incredible, and it’s quite an effort to keep it cleared enough that the weight of the ice doesn’t present a danger to the ship..
The missing fishing boat was believed to have sunk under the weight of the ice; not an unbelievable event based on these pictures.
You can see a few more pictures of this otherworldly looking ship.
Poking around, I round this entertaining nau(gh)tical page, apparently created by a Dutch sailor; lots of good links.