Commissioning of diesel-electric icebreaker Novorossiysk scheduled for 26 December 2016
Diesel-electric icebreaker Novorossiysk (Project 21900М) built by Vyborg Shipyard (Leningrad Region) is to be commissioned on 26 December 2016, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Victor Olersky, Deputy Transport Minister of Russia – Head of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot), as saying at the joint meeting of the Board and the Public Council of Rosmorrechflot.
Following the commissioning ceremony the ship will leave for ice trials.
Vyborg Shipyard was contracted to build three 16MW icebreakers under the Federal Targeted Programme “Development of Russia’s Transport System in 2010-2020” and started executing the shipbuilding contract in 2012. The lead vessel of the series, the Vladivostok, was delivered to the Customer in October 2015. The Murmansk, first serial icebreaker, was handed over in December 2015. The serial icebreaker Novorossiysk was launched in the end of October 2015.
This project icebreakers are able to sail in the 1.5-meter-thick ice. Fuel endurance of the Novorossiysk is 40 days. The ship has a heli-deck. The vessel can escort independently large-tonnage merchant ships, provide towing service, fire fighting to floating vessels and other facilities, assistance to stricken ships, transportation of cargo.
The Novorossiysk is to be deployed in the Baltic Sea and on the Arctic routes.
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