• 2015 December 28 14:57

    Icebreaker Vaygach completes voyage in the Arctic, beats speed record

    The Vaygach, a shallow-draft nuclear-powered icebreaker on December 25, 2015 completed her voyage through the Northern Sea Route from Cape Dezhnev to White Island, FSUE Atomflot said on Monday. This appears to be a unique voyage as it's too late for this navigational season to sail along the Arctic shipping lane and besides, the icebreaker has beaten speed record, the ship owner said.

    The Vaygach completed the transition in 7.5 days, or 185 hours (Dec. 17-25) covering 2,250 nm. The average speed during the transition was more than 12 knots.

    The icebreaker has started to escort merchant ships in the Kara Sea to the port of Sabetta.

    The nuclear-powered icebreaker Taimyr has finished the escort of the tanker MV Ice Eagle to the offshore berth of Cape Kamenny. This is the first ship, escorted this winter / spring navigational season under the contract with Gazprom Neft. Currently, the Taimyr is bound for Sabetta port area.

    Shortly, yet another nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal will join the icebreaking fleet working in the Arctic. The ship will head for the Kara Sea to assist convoys of cargo ships to the port of Sabetta.




2016 June 26

10:26 POSH Arcadia to provide accommodation support for Shell's FLNG Prelude
08:20 CMA CGM implements GRR from Asia to Panama, all Caribbean, Cuba & North Brazil
08:17 New traffic separation schemes off Western Australia
08:16 VOS Challenge joins Vroon fleet
08:15 Second Colombo International Maritime Conference kicks off in September

2016 June 25

22:18 Danish ships to be issued with digital certificates
21:59 Seaspan and the Foundation announced multi-year investment in the training of BC’s future shipbuilders
21:13 UK Chamber calls for ‘Free Trade Commission’ in wake of Brexit
20:34 Conrad Shipyard forms LNG business unit

2016 June 24

18:28 Subsea 7 announced vessel substitution, offshore Brazil
18:00 Vympel Shipyard lays down border patrol boat of project 1496М1 Lamantin for FSB coast guard (photo)
17:40 Two new ports with annual capacity of 5 mln t each to be built in Dikson (Krasnoyarsk Territory)
17:36 Largest and most powerful MAN B&W engine enters service aboard large boxship
17:24 NYK's Bulk Argentina rescues sailors in distress
16:24 Kiel is first German port of call for “Mein Schiff 5”
16:20 RS rules conform to the IMO goal-based standards
15:30 Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex features a concept of one stop shop for all state orders, says Dmitry Rogozin (photo)
15:02 Crowley to launch weekly LCL shipping service from Houston to 33 port destinations in the Caribbean Basin July 1
14:45 U.S. Navy takes delivery of LCS 8 from Austal
14:02 CMA CGM implements GRR from Asia to Red Sea
13:11 BS Offshore takes delivery of X-STERN, X-BOW wind farm SOV from Ulstein Verft
13:02 Jacques Vandermeiren is new CEO of Antwerp Port Authority
12:33 Damen wins best paper award
12:23 Skou appointed new CEO of Maersk Group
11:56 German towage specialist Bugsier adds first Damen ASD 2411 tug to its fleet
11:21 Austal secures contract to build the largest high speed ferry for Mols
11:00 Warships of the Northern Fleet perform antisubmarine tasks in the White Sea
10:37 LUKOIL shareholders approved dividend distribution based on the results of 2015 in the amount of RUB 112 per ordinary share
10:12 Brent Crude futures price down 4.3% to $48.73, Light Sweet Crude – down 4.43% to $47.91
09:55 Baltic Dry Index up to 596 points
09:39 LUKOIL shareholders elected the Board of Directors
09:24 Bad weather may disrupt Kerch Straits ferry operations
09:18 Indicative bunker prices are flat at the port of Saint-Petersburg (graph)

2016 June 23

18:39 Flag-hoisting on Rosatomflot's Tambey tug in Murmansk
17:48 Offshore STS transshipment terminal Vostochny-2 to be launched in 2016
17:21 Kerch Strait to be temporarily closed to shipping in August 2017
17:15 Wärtsilä acquires Weir American Hydro to strengthen presence in hydro and industrial services
16:15 Experts says, manufacturers of LSFO supplied to ships often fail to confirm specifications stated
16:12 Bronka port successfully offloads heavy-lift cargo from BBC Citrine
15:20 Kiel welcomes P&O’s “Arcadia” on maiden call
15:16 Big Port St. Petersburg eyes joining EU THESIS-S system
14:40 MABUX: Bunker fuel market uncertainty high over Brexit vote
14:18 RS ship construction rules conform to IMO goal-based standards
14:15 Ninety six Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards
13:15 JSC “Latvian Shipping Company” reaches agreement on extension of the loan facility for two tankers
13:03 Investments in transport infrastructure in Crimea to rise 30% in 2016, official says (photo)
12:34 Bill on porto franco regime expansion in Far East expected to pass final reading in State Duma
12:31 Damen and Ampelmann team up for marine access demonstration
12:16 BIMCO launches new standard agreements for novation of shipping contracts
12:06 Shortage of IFO180 product keeps prices high at Far East ports
11:32 EVRAZ NMTP's year-to-date cargo traffic hits 5 million tonne mark
11:14 Three more PDAs to be created in Russia's Far East, official says
10:08 Crude oil futures price edges up to $50,04 in London, in New York to $49,27
10:03 Navigator of the Seas makes maiden calll at Passenger Port of St. Petersburg
09:20 Baltic Dry Index climbs to nearly 600 points
09:14 Rolls-Royce to moor the world’s first offshore fish farm rig

2016 June 22

18:47 EU set to create European Border and Coast Guard
18:14 Western Bulk Chartering AS completes private placement
17:57 Flag hoisting ceremony for Rosneft Sakhalin tanker built by Zvezda shipyard will be held in September 2016
17:26 APM Terminals looks to integrate automation throughout terminal operations for gains in safety and productivity