Nuclear-powered LASH carrier Sevmorput with a cargo of construction materials sets out on her Arctic voyage (photo)
The refurbished nuclear-powered LASH carrier / container carrier Sevmorput for the first time in ten recent years headed out to sea with 5,700 tonnes of building materials, cable products and containers on board. The cargo was loaded to the Sevmorput within eight days, Rosatom said on Friday.
Press service of PAO Murmansk Commercial seaport reported that in the morning May 6 tugs escorted the LASH carrier from the dock and the ship left for the Kotelniy Island, News Siberian Islands archipelago, where the lighter aboard ship for the first will unload her cargo onto fast ice.
The Arctic voyage of the Sevmorput will last about a month. Then the ship will return to Murmansk with containers.
The nuclear-powered icebreaking combo LASH carrier / container ship Sevmorput (named after the Northern Sea Route) is a unique and the only in Russia icebreaking cargo vessel with a nuclear power plant. The vessel was built in 1988 at Kerch, USSR based Zaliv Shipyard. The Sevmorput (RMRS UL ice class) between 1992 and 2006 was engaged in the transportation of containers and general cargo to the Port of Dudinka on the Northern Sea Route in adverse ice and weather conditions.
Since the flag hoisting and entering service the lighter has sailed 302,000 nm and carried more than 1.5 million tonnes of cargo.
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