10.07.2013

Nuclear icebreakers "Vaygach", "Yamal" and "Taimyr" provide icepilotage on the Northern Sea Route

According to the information of the press-service of the FSUE  "Atomflot", on July 10, 2013 the nuclear Icebreaker "Vaygach" completed the icebreaker support of the tankers "Indiga" and "Varzuga" belonging to the Murmansk Shipping Company on the routes of the Northern Sea Route water area.

Supported by the nuclear icebreaker the tankers reached the port of Pevek for 15.5 days. Upon completion of unloading tanker "Varzuga" icebreaker "Vaygach" lead him farther to the East.
Then on July 18 in the area of the Bering Strait the icebreaker will meet the bulk carrier "Nordic Odyssey” of theNordic Bulk Carries company, which sails in ballast into the port of Murmansk.

It is noted that ice conditions this year at some parts of the Northern Sea Route are more difficult than in the past, which may slightly slow down ice pilotage of ships through the NSR.

The nuclear icebreaker "Yamal" also completed pilotage of the HHL Lagos’vessels with equipment for the power plant and the ship "Engineer Veshnjakov" with general cargo to the port of Dudinka. The atomic icebreaker led the court to the Yenisei Gulf, then went to the nuclear-powered icebreaker "Taimyr" for a joint icebreaker support for the bulk carrier “Nordic Orion”of the company Nordic Bulk Carries with a cargo of iron ore concentrate of JSC "Eurochem" of 66.000 tons capacity, which moves in the direction of the ports of China.
 

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