The world’s largest nuclear-powered ship is preparing to move from Murmansk to St. Petersburg
The world’s largest icebreaker – “50 Years of Victory” will be released on Friday from the home port of Murmansk, and will head to the Baltic Sea, described today in the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “Rosatomflot” corporation “Rosatom”.
It is planned that the nuclear-powered ship will remain in place assignment no later than one week. As we reported, the main task, which is set before the crew of “50 Years of Victory” – escort ships in the Gulf.
According to the agreement between Rosatomflotom and Rosmorport icebreaker in the Baltic Sea will stay 100 days. It is expected that due to the giant company will be able to save on fuel and maintenance of diesel-electric icebreakers, since their participation in pilotage will be reduced to a minimum.
Today, the work in the Gulf prepared for a total of 13 ice-breakers, their assistance to date, almost not needed. However, decision makers still have their fingers on the pulse. Everyone remembers how last year in the Gulf of ice captivity were about 150 vessels. “The Great Ice PE” paralyzed Petersburg port and terminal of Ust-Luga, Vyborg, Primorsk and Vysotsk. Then come to the rescue of 13 icebreakers, was among them nuclear-powered icebreaker “Vaigach”, which quickly moved from the capital of the Arctic in the Northern capital.