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Icebreaker fleet

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting at the Baltic Shipyard on November 28 in St. Petersburg announced his intention to extend the construction of a series of icebreakers of the project 22220 (“Arctic”).

The appearance at the disposal of Russia of promising icebreakers necessitates the creation of new vessels.

Ice pilots of the Arkhangelsk branch Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosmorport Sergey Fokin and Alexander Silimyankin have executed ice pilot conducting on Northern Sea Route Route of the Eduard Toll gas tanker (a flag of the Bahamas) going from seaport Nakhodka in seaport Sabetta.

The State Duma of the Russian Federation at a meeting on Wednesday has adopted in the final, third reading the bill of the exclusive right of vessels under the Russian flag on transportation of hydrocarbons across the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

The head of the Audit Chamber Tatyana Golikova broke a bottle of the Crimean champagne against a board of the first production nuclear power icebreaker "Siberia", having marked his putting afloat. The new atomic-powered vessel, as well as the head Arctic ice breaker, will become the biggest and powerful ice breakers in the world.