Icebreaker Buran Keep Sea Lanes Open for Baltic Fleet Ships

The crew of the diesel-electric icebreaker “Buran” of the Leningrad naval base of the Baltic Fleet of the Western Military District (ZVO) carried out ice breaking in the waters of the Gulf of Finland to maintain the constant readiness of warships and navigation of civilian ships. The average ice thickness, despite the warm weather at the base points, reaches 40…

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Sibir Christened at Murmansk

On January 25, a ceremony of hoisting the state flag of the Russian Federation was held in Murmansk on the first serial universal nuclear icebreaker of project 22220 Sibir, built at the Baltic Shipyard (part of USC). The ceremony was attended by Aleksey Kadilov, Director General of the Baltic Shipyard, Vyacheslav Ruksha, Deputy Director General – Director of the Northern…

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Equipping the Russian Navy with Ice-Class Ships

Taking into account the active development of the Arctic zone, ensuring the safety of the functioning of the Northern Sea Route and domestic hydrographic research of the Arctic, the most important segment of the naval shipbuilding program, which includes equipping the Russian Navy with icebreaking ships and ice-class support ships, will be among the priority development in 2022 and in…

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Second Polar Icebreaker Construction Contract Awarded t0 Halter Marine

Halter Marine was been awarded the second Polar Security Cutter (PSC) by the U.S. Department of the Navy. The U.S. Department of the Navy has awarded Halter Marine of Pascagoula, Mississippi, as the prime contractor a fixed-price incentive-firm contract for a second U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) PSC (formerly the Heavy Polar Icebreaker). Initial efforts under this option will target the…

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Project 22220 Arktika on Trials in Gulf of Finland

The lead universal nuclear icebreaker of project 22220 “Arktika” built by the Baltic Shipyard (part of usc) entered the waters of the Gulf of Finland to undergo acceptance tests. During the test program, the factory handing over team together with the crew of the icebreaker will check the operability of the rowing electric motor of the starboard side, the replacement…

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Nuclear Icebreaker Arktika Docked at Kronstadt Marine Plant

The lead universal nuclear icebreaker “Arktika” of project 22220 docked at the Kronstadt Marine Plant (part of the USC) to carry out scheduled work to replace one of the engines. On August 11, the ship made the transition from St. Petersburg to Kronstadt. Early in the morning on August 12, the operation to dock the ship in the name of…

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Nuclear icebreaker Arktika Moving to the Kronstadt Marine Plant

August 11, 2021 – The nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika left the berth of the Baltic Shipyard and proceeded to move to the Kronstadt Marine Plant (part of the USC). There the ship will dock, where scheduled work will be carried out to replace one of the engines. The universal nuclear icebreaker “Arktika” is the lead ship of Project 22220, built at…

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