The interesting thing about the Baltika is that the ship has an asymmetric hull that will cut a wider clear path for shipping than do current icebreakers.
(Above--An image of the Baltika from the Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.)
The wider path will allow for bigger ships to pass through Arctic shipping routes being opened by ice melt caused by climate change.
A risk for the new ship is that the oddly-shaped hull will make the vessel more difficult to control in heavy seas.
Here is the combination of metaphor and the physical world that when combined form existence.
An innovative design opens a wider channel on a new and productive route. Yet at the same time this design in rough seas comes with an increased risk of capsizing.
This idea of metaphor being all around and relevant to everyday life is a big theme at NeilAquino.com.