15.07.2014

The icebreaker "Krasin" belonging to the Far East Shipping Company (FESCO) left the port of Vladivostok and headed for the Eastern sector of the Arctic.

"Krasin" will serve for escorting vessels mostly carrying general cargo to Chukotka and Yakutia. On request of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation, the icebreaker "Krasin" will provide support for navigation of vessels on the Northern Sea Route waters in the Eastern Arctic region from 20 July to early November. Taking into account numerous requests from ship-owners of the transport fleet, FESCO will start navigation in the Eastern Arctic region several days earlier than it should begin according to the standard schedule - July 25.

Active preparation for the Arctic navigation also goes on FESCO’s cargo ships with ice strengthening class Arc4 and above. Totally, during the summer-autumn season the shipping company plans to engage in the Arctic 10 transport vessels.

Northern Sea Route - the shortest sea corridor between the European part of Russia and the Far East. FESCO has more than 100 years of experience in operations in the Arctic, which began with the passage of the steamship "Kolyma" September 1, 1911, the Press-Center of the shipping company informs.

Source: Arctic-Info
Photo: FESCO Press-Center

NSR IO: Northern Sea Route Information Office / E-mail: sergey@chnl.no / Phone: Murmansk, Russia +7-911-310-90-69 / Kirkenes, Norway: +47-954-67-093

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