Thanks to The Secret Language of Ships, I can tell that there is a bulbous bow under this ship (visible in red just peeking out from the ice), and that the pilot will board the ship in a vertical opening in the hull.
I learned something new too. Even through ice, ships move quickly. And pilots are superhumans. Watch this pilot in Finland casually step onto a fast-moving freight ship from a narrow platform while the ship is still moving. Over ice. Amazing, and so casually done.