Navigation season is over in White Sea – Onega Lake Basin of Russia’s IWW (photo)
Navigation season is over in the White Sea – Onega Lake Basin of Russia’s IWW, says Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot) referring to White Sea – Onega Lake Basin Administration.
According to the statement cargo traffic in the basin grew by 14% year-on-year to 6.1 mln t despite late start of transit shipping caused by unfavourable weather conditions in the Basin. Passenger traffic grew by 21% to 81,000 tourists.
In the navigation season of 2017, aids to navigation were operating at 1,599.5 km of waterways including 270.5 km of lighted aids to navigation.
Total number of floating aids to navigation – 1,086, onshore aids to navigation - 596. Maintenance of floating aids to navigation was performed by 22 buoy tenders.
The locks of the White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal were in operation from May 20 till November 2. The number of lock operations – 6,946 (up 11.4%, year-on-year). The number of vessels passing the locks grew by 12.0 % to 8,915.
White Sea – Onega Lake Basin Administration is in charge of 3,095.5 km of inland water ways.
The main route includes the White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal, Onega lake and Vodla river. The White Sea – Baltic Sea Canal numbers 26 hydraulic engineering structures.
The White Sea – Onega Lake Basin Administration performs its activities in three entities of the Russian Federation: Republic of Karelia, Leningrad and Vologda Regions.