Nuclear-powered Icebreaker to Bow Out

Barents Observer
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Icebreaker Rossiya: Photo credit Atomflot

Russian icebreaker 'Rossiya' leaves Murmansk for the Gulf of Finland on probably her final voyage.

The veteran icebreaker is heading for the Gulf of Finland travelling along the coast of Norway and through the narrow Øresund between Sweden and Denmark to the Gulf of Finaland, where she will be deployed until the end of April to assist commercial shipping during the winter navigation, reports the 'Barents Observer'

Rossiya has sailed on the Northern Sea Route for nearly 30 years. It is still uncertain when she will be laid up and what will happen to the vessel afterwards. Rossiya was taken into service in 1985, as the world’s fourth nuclear-powered icebreaker. In 1990 she became the first Soviet vessel to take foreign tourists to the North Pole.

The first time a nuclear-powered icebreaker was sent to the Gulf of Finland to assist the local diesel icebreakers in keeping the waters open for traffic was in February 2011 when Extremely difficult ice conditions had 58 vessels waiting for assistance and it was decided to send in “Vaygach” from Murmansk.

In January 2012 Russia sent its largest nuclear-powered icebreaker “50 Years of Victory” to the area. to be replaced later by “Rossiya”, which continued working in the area until the end of April last year.

Source: Barents Observer

 

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Port St. John to Install KleinPort System

Klein Systems Group Ltd. announced today that it has entered into an agreement to install the KleinPort Port Management Information System at Port Saint John, New Brunswick.

ST Marine Celebrates Naming of Vessels

Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the Naming Ceremony today for the second Patrol Vessel (PV),

ABG Ties Up with GTT for LNG Technology

ABG Shipyard Ltd has tied up with Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT) of France for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), reports Livemint.

Vessels

Shipping Confidence Hits 2.5 Year Low

Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry fell to their lowest level for two-and-a-half years in February 2015, according to the latest Shipping Confidence

DryShips to Sell its Suezmax Tanker Fleet

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), has announced  that it has entered into firm sales agreements with entities controlled by the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,

Shipbuilding: Mitsui Delivers Bulk Carrier

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 56,000 dwt type bulk carrier M.V. Desert Osprey (MES Hull No. 1862) at its Chiba Works

Arctic Operations

U.S. DoI Upholds 2008 Shell Arctic Lease

The U.S. Interior Department on Tuesday upheld a 2008 lease sale in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska, moving Royal Dutch Shell a step closer to returning to oil and gas

Rolls-Royce Propulsion Package for Polar Ship

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by ship builder Fincantieri to supply a fully integrated propulsion system for Norway’s new Polar Research Vessel, which

USA Urged Not to Delay Arctic Drilling

The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, reports AP.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Port Authority Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1733 sec (6 req/sec)