Since the beginning of 2017-2018 winter navigation FSUE “Rosmorport” icebreakers have provided support for almost 1,500 vessels in the freezing seaports of Russia.
The Arctic Basin
The Moskva icebreaker is providing icebreaker support in the water area of the seaport of Sabetta. Since icebreaker period has started the icebreaker has escorted 60 vessels.
The White Sea
The icebreakers – the Dikson, the Kapitan Yevdokimov, the Kapitan Kosolapov and the Kapitan Chadaev – provide support for vessels in this area. Since the start of winter navigation the icebreakers have escorted 27 vessels.
The Gulf of Finland
Fourteen icebreakers of the North-Western Basin Branch are involved in providing services in this area. Since the start of navigation icebreaker supports for 222 vessels have been provided.
The Sea of Azov
Eight icebreakers are escorting vessels to the seaports of Azov, Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog and Yeisk. The icebreakers have provided support for 821 vessels since the start of winter navigation.
The Caspian Sea
The Kapitan Chechkin, the Kapitan Metsayk and the Kapitan Bukaev icebreakers are escorting vessels to the seaports of Astrakhan and Olya. The icebreakers have provided support for 206 vessels since the start of winter navigation.
The Far Eastern Basin
Since February 3 the Krasin icebreaker is performing icebreaker support services in the seaport of Vanino. The Kapitan Khlebnikov icebreaker has been escorting vessels to the seaport of Vanino since the beginning of the winter navigation. The icebreaker has provided support for 37 vessels. The Magadan icebreaker has provided assistance for 43 vessels in the seaport of Magadan.
The world’s largest diesel icebreaker fleet, which includes 36 icebreakers of different capacity, ensures years round accessibility to the country’s seaports.