Kapitan Zarubin icebreaker strengthens the icebreaking group of FSUE “Rosmorport” in the Big Port Saint Petersburg seaport
Kapitan Zarubin icebreaker strengthened the icebreaking group of FSUE “Rosmorport” in the the Big Port Saint Petersburg seaport. Earlier in December, Ivan Kruzenshtern icebreaker became operational there.
Kapitan Zarubin icebreaker is the last icebreaker in a series of six icebreakers of project 1105, which also includes Kapitan Chechkin, Kapitan Plakhin, Kapitan Bukaev, Kapitan Chadaev and Kapitan Krutov icebreakers. Icebreakers of project 1105 are the “river-sea” vessels. They are able to operate in ice up to 1 meter thick, are used to route caravans of vessels during difficult ice conditions, as well as in limited water areas of port facilities.
In addition to the Big Port Saint Petersburg seaport, the icebreaking fleet of the enterprise already provides pilotage services in the seaports of Arkhangelsk, Astrakhan, Olya, Rostov-on-Don, Azov, Taganrog, as well as in the water area of the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Canal and Saimaa Canal.
In 2020, FSUE "Rosmorport" began to carry out piloting vessels through ice from December 7. The icebreaking group of FSUE "Rosmorport" is the largest icebreaking group in the world. The enterprise fleet includes 36 icebreakers and icebreaker tugs of various capacities which provide pilotage services in 15 freezing Russian seaports.