Icebreakers of FSUE “Rosmorport” ensure safe navigation in 16 freezing seaports
FSUE “Rosmorport” icebreaking fleet provides icebreaking assistance to vessels in the water areas of 16 freezing seaports of Russia and on approaches to them.
The icebreaker Moskva, which arrived on duty at the seaport of Magadan at the end of December 2023, has been providing assistance to vessels entering and leaving the waters of Nagaev Bay by giving recommendations since the beginning of the current winter navigation season. Due to the current weather conditions, the icebreaker Moskva has not yet carried out pilotage by leading.
In the water area of the seaport of Vanino, the largest seaport in the Khabarovsk Territory, icebreaking assistance is traditionally provided by the icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov, which carried out the first icebreaking assistance of the season in early January.
In the Gulf of Finland, where the ice navigation season started back in early December, 12 icebreakers of the enterprise are involved in operations in the seaports Big Port of Saint Petersburg, Vyborg, Vysotsk, Primorsk and Ust-Luga.
In the water area of the Sea of Azov, where navigation restrictions caused by the ice cover formation were imposed in mid-December, 6 icebreakers and icebreaking tugs of the enterprise are now operating: Kapitan Krutov, Kapitan Demidov, Kapitan Chudinov, Kapitan Moshkin, Georgy Sedov and Fanagoria, assisting convoys of vessels to the seaports of Eysk, Azov, Rostov-on-Don and Taganrog.
Icebreaking assistance along the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Canal to the seaports of Astrakhan and Olya has been carried out since December last year by the icebreakers Kapitan Chechkin, Kapitan Metsayk and Kapitan Bukaev.
In the White Sea, in the water area of the seaport of Arkhangelsk, the icebreakers Kapitan Chadaev and Kapitan Evdokimov, which began their work at the end of November, keep providing icebreaking assistance to vessels, and the icebreaker Novorossiysk has joined the icebreaking assistance services in the White Sea at the end of December.
Today, the FSUE “Rosmorport” icebreaker fleet, the biggest one in the world, includes 34 icebreakers and ice-class tugs.