18 Nov 2022 15:56

Rosmorport transferring part of diesel icebreakers from Baltic Sea to NSR projects - general director

MOSCOW. Nov 18 (Interfax) - Rosmorport federal state unitary enterprise, under the authority of Russia's Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport (Rosmorrechflot), is transferring part of the diesel icebreakers from the ports of the North-West Basin to the Arctic in order to operate at the projects of the Northern Sea Route (NSR), Sergei Pylin, head of Rosmorport, told reporters on the sidelines of the Transport Week 2022 forum.

"The grouping of diesel icebreakers will increase in the Arctic owing to icebreakers being transferred from the northwest to the Arctic as per the Rosatom contracts, because there is a fairly large investment program that Rosatom still has to provide. Therefore, they have turned to us, as we deliver diesel icebreakers," Pylin said.

"The icebreaker 'Novorossiysk' is already operating along the NSR in the Arctic; and the icebreakers 'Krasin', 'Admiral Makarov', and 'Kapitan Dranitsyn' will operate. The icebreaker 'St. Petersburg' will operate in Sabetta. The tugboats 'Truzhenik' and 'Tolbukhin' will also operate in Sabetta," Pylin added.

The ports of the Far East are fully provided with icebreakers, the head of Rosmorport noted.

Rosmorport federal state unitary enterprise is one of Russia's largest owners of coastal and port infrastructure facilities, and it is under the authority of Rosmorrechflot. The company operates in 59 seaports located in 24 constituent entities of the Russian Federation.