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Moskva icebreaker completes work in Nagaev Bay

Moskva icebreaker completes work in Nagaev Bay

The Moskva icebreaker of FSUE “Rosmorport” has completed icebreaking assistance for vessels going to and from the seaport of Magadan, as well as on approaches to it.

The icebreaker had been operating in the seaport since December 25, 2022 for 131 days. During this period, the icebreaker provided assistance for 108 vessels entering the seaport of Magadan and leaving it, by leading and by issuing recommendations, and also periodically cleaned the water area of the seaport from ice, which in turn contributed to the timely delivery of shipborne cargo important to the population of the Magadan Region.

For highly professional, competent, accident-free successful work during the icebreaking assistance period of 2022-2023 in the seaport of Magadan, the waters of Nagaev Bay, Tauyskaya Bay, the captain of the Moskva icebreaker was commended by the Federal State Budgetary Institution “The Administration of Maritime ports of the Sea of Okhotsk and the Tatar Strait” branch in the seaport of Magadan.

After successfully completing the tasks assigned to the icebreaker and the crew, the vessel will have to travel about 1,500 nautical miles on its way to the home port – the seaport of Vladivostok for scheduled repairs and preparation for the upcoming winter navigation of 2023-2024.

The end of the icebreaking assistance period for vessels in the water area of the seaport of Magadan was announced by order of the port captain No. 22 dated May 3, 2023 from 00:00 on May 5, 2023. The decision was made on the basis of a long-term forecast of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “Hydrometсenter of Russia” and an analysis of the developing ice situation in the Sea of Okhotsk: there is a steady increase in air temperature to positive values, and the Tauyskaya Bay, Nagaev Bay and waters of the seaport of Magadan and approaches to it thaw out.

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Diesel-electric icebreaker Moskva of the Icebreaker6 ice class was built at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg by FSUE “Rosmorport” order and was commissioned in December 2008. It is the lead in a series of two vessels of the project 21900.