• 2018 November 30

    USC President Aleksey Rakhmanov

    About explosion on Viktor Chernomyrdin icebreaker

    - That was a fuel and air explosion followed by a fire which lasted for about two hours. Details are being determined by a special commission...

    As for the delivery time the key issue is the following: there was very much imported equipment, supply time is 3.5-4 months. Anyway, we will certainly deliver the ship to the customer in 2019 but the question is how fast all the equipment is replaced.  For example, waste water filtration system was from America. I am afraid, it will not be sold to us in the current situation. We will look for a replacement in Korea, in Europe. 

    Recorded by IAA PortNews at Aleksey Rakhmanov’s meeting with journalists