Navigation opens at White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal (photo)
Navigation at the White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal was opened on May 20, 2015, says the press center of Rosmorrechflot (Federal Marine and River Transport Agency).
The ceremony was held at Povenets settlement.
M/V Letny Bereg was the first vessel to enter the Canal.
The event was attended by the representatives of local authorities, church, contractors and shipping company.
White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal is a unique system of hydraulic engineering facilities and an essential transport artery of the region. Large-scale maintenance and reconstruction were carried out during the internavigation period of 2015-2016.