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Rosatomflot extends its winter-spring navigation period amid challenging ice conditions

Rosatomflot extends its winter-spring navigation period amid challenging ice conditions

Challenging ice conditions in the water area of the Northern Sea Route stipulate the extension of the winter-spring navigation of nuclear-powered icebreakers of FSUE Atomflot. For the first time in four years, fast ice …
Jun 21, 2018 /  Vessels
VIDEO: Icebreakers in the Port of Hamburg

VIDEO: Icebreakers in the Port of Hamburg

When freezing temperatures have a lock on the City of Hamburg the Hamburg Port Authority has to ensure the efficient breaking of the ice sheet in the Port of Hamburg. ***** This procedure is important in terms of …
Mar 7, 2018 /  Curious
Helsinki Shipyard delivered the last of the series of four to SCF-Group

Helsinki Shipyard delivered the last of the series of four to SCF-Group

SCF-Group indicated their satisfaction to the cooperation with Arctech Helsinki Shipyard over the years. In the end of January the fourth vessel, NB 514, was handed over for SCF-Group. The vessel’s name giving …
Feb 7, 2018 /  Vessels
Rosatom extends two nuclear icebreakers’ service life by five years

Rosatom extends two nuclear icebreakers’ service life by five years

In 2017, nuclear icebreaker operator Rosatomflot completed scheduled work to extend the service life of nuclear propulsion units aboard the icebreakers Vaygach and Taymyr, the corporate press service noted. Caption: …
Jan 25, 2018 /  Vessels
Arctia Ltd. ready to support Canada

Arctia Ltd. ready to support Canada

The Finnish shipowner Arctia Ltd. is moving forward to support Canada in icebreaking and towing services. The company has responded to the Canadian Government’s Request for Information and Industry Consultation for …
Jan 19, 2018 /  Curious
Rosneft and Rosmorport agree to cooperate in placement icebreaker orders with Zvezda Shipyard

Rosneft and Rosmorport agree to cooperate in placement icebreaker orders with Zvezda Shipyard

Rosneft, Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex and Rosmorport Federal State Unitary Enterprise signed an agreement for cooperation in placing orders for building unique ice breakers with the draft of about 3 meters and 6.4 MW …
Sep 11, 2017 /  Curious
Vessels stuck in ice near Chukotka Peninsula have food and fuel reserves

Vessels stuck in ice near Chukotka Peninsula have food and fuel reserves

A convoy of two bulk carriers and two icebreakers which got stuck in the ice off the coast of the town of Pevek on Chukotka Peninsula has food and fuel reserves, the press service of the Russian Emergencies …
Jan 20, 2017 /  Vessels
Havyard to name Russian icebreaker duo

Havyard to name Russian icebreaker duo

A double naming ceremony will be held on Saturday for two icebreaking offshore vessels which will be delivered to Russian shipping company Femco, Havyard Ship Technology said on Tuesday. The two sister vessels, …
Oct 11, 2016 /  Vessels
FESCO's ship Vasiliy Golovnin delivered 2 000 tons of cargo to the Western Arctic

FESCO's ship Vasiliy Golovnin delivered 2 000 tons of cargo to the Western Arctic

FESCO says its diesel-electric ship Vasiliy Golovnin made voyage to the Western Arctic. During this voyage the vessel discharged at the Golomyanny island (Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago) about 2 176 tons of …
Jun 7, 2016 /  Vessels
Arctic shipping passage ‘still decades away’

Arctic shipping passage ‘still decades away’

It will be decades before big cargo ships link China and northern Europe by taking a shortcut through the Arctic Ocean, a report predicts. Climate change, retreating summer ice and the prospect of shorter journey times …
Feb 10, 2016 /  Curious