The ceremony to launch the new ice-breaker “Fesko Sakhalin” for Far Eastern Shipping Company
(FESCO).built at the Finnish shipyard Aker Finnyards took place in May. The new ice-breaker is a part of
A unique technical feature of this vessel is the absence of a helm. It is replaced by propellers (AZIPOD), which rotate 360 degrees; this enables the vessel to hold position without anchors, to move through ice in either direction, to approach an oil platform
in stormy weather by means of laser placing
. The vessel is also equipped with the latest navigation and communication systems supplied
by Transas Ltd.
The main task of “Fesko Sakhalin” is to provide an all-year-round service, preventing accidents on drilling platforms at Sakhalin shelf, as well as transportation
of dry, liquid and chemical cargo
, pallets and containers.
As per the terms of the contract signed in June 2004, Transas has equipped the vessel with GMDSS system, radio-locating system, autopilot, gyro- and magnetic compass, log, echo-sounder, ECDIS, AIS, GPS
, as well as a vessel intrusion protection system.