The Court of Buryatia’s Barguzin District resolved to create terminals for collection of vessel-discharged bilge (oil-containing) water in Lake Baikal area. This task is delegated to Yenissey Basin Branch of the Federal Agency for Water Resources.
“50 Let Pobedy” (“50 Years of Victory”) Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker Sets a Speed Record for Reaching the North Pole
As reported by “Atomflot” company press service, “50 Let Pobedy” nuclear-powered icebreaker has set a new speed record on Mourmansk – the North Pole route, making the journey to the planet’s northmost point in 79 hours.
exactEarth Canadian company offering AIS data services has brought five more satellites into service. These additional satellites will raise the total to nine in its real-time system.
As reported by Atrur Chilingarov, a Special Representative of the Russian President for International Co-operation in the Arctic and the Antarctic, at the Arctic Council Meeting, the volume of cargo shipped along the Northern Sea Route (NSR) is expected to break a record in 2017.
The mockup of “Ten” (“Shadow”) robotic system, a surface/underwater vehicle (USV/UUV), was presented at “Army-2017” international forum. This trimaran is designed to monitor remote maritime areas and to collect oceanic environmental and hydrophysical data.
Eyewitnesses report seeing numerous whirlwinds over the Black Sea in Imeretinka District of Sochi City. The funnels emerged a few kilometers away from the shore.
According to the press service of Russian Federal Fisheries Agency (“Rosrybolovstvo”), the salmon catch in the Far East Fisheries Basin has totaled 289 thousand tons, which by 6% (16 thousand tons) exceeds a similar period of “odd-numbered” 2015.
A Commercial Tanker Makes the First Voyage through the Northern Sea Route without an Ice-breaker Support
“Christophe de Margerie” Russian LNG tanker is the first commercial ship, which has completed its voyage through the Northern Sea Route without ice-routing services. The trip from Cape Zhelaniya in Novaya Zemlya archipelago to Cape Dezhnev in Chukotka lasted only six and half days.
As reported on Thursday, Nizhne-Bureysk Hydro Power Plant had an emergency caused by a discharge gate failure, which resulted in excessive water discharge. In response, the authorities introduced an emergency mode in Bureysk District of Amur Region.
Dmitry Medvedev, Russian Prime Minister, had a work meeting with heads of the Far East fishing companies with a view to discussing the sector’s prospects in the region.
As reported by Morvesti portal with reference to TASS news agency, a multirole ground effect vehicle (GEV) entitled “Chaika” will be created in Russia in 2020-2022. Ivan Antsev, an executive director of “Radar mms” research and industrial enterprise, stated that in his interview to TASS.
During the Plenary Session at Izmir international exhibition, Aleksandr Novak, Russian Energy Minister, reported on about 170 km subsea section of the “Turkish Stream” pipeline laid by “Gazprom” company.
Sovcomflot shipping company has published a report on financial results for the first six months of this year. In the first half of 2017 the company’s net profit totaled 868 mln Rubles.
The World Maritime News portal reports on the first site for testing unmanned navigation projects located on the western coast of Finland.
Valery Radayev, head of Saratov Region, visited Balakovo town and inspected “Voskhod” passenger motorship, which will shuttle along Saratov-Balakovo-Khvalynsk route.
Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East Proposes to Create a Free-trade Zone in Blagoveshensk Port
Russia’s Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East considers extending the free port status of Vladivostok city to Blagoveshensk town and checkpoints of Blagoveshensk District. This was declared on Tuesday by Sergey Kachayev, Deputy Minister.
Magadan may become a city with the status of a free-trade port. “Parlamentskaya Gazeta” newspaper reports that a corresponding draft law will be submitted to the State Duma in Autumn.
According to the press centre of Atomfot Federal State Unitary Enterprise, its Mourmansk Branch has completed a scheduled shipyard overhaul of “Vaygach” nuclear-powered icebreaker. The vessel’s condition currently meets all applicable standards, so it is prepared to efficiently and safely escort ships through the Northern Sea Route.
According to Atomflot press centre, on July 19 “Taimyr” nuclear-powered icebreaker successfully completed the escort of two vessels’ convoy towards Sabetta port.
On June 30 nuclear-powered icebreakers of Rosatomflot Federal State Unitary Enterprise (FSUE) completed their contractual work of winter-spring navigation 2016-2017. The tourist season will last till mid August.
By Autumn 2017 the authorities of North Ossetia-Alania plan to create a specialized service to oversee flood prevention in the region.
A few days ago the Bosphorus Strait and a greater part of the Western Black Sea underwent a sudden change of color, transforming its waters from deep blue to milky turquoise. According to specialists, this phenomenon results from expansion of microscopic plankton in the sea.
The day of shipbuilders will be celebrated on June, 29. Dmitriy Medvedev, Chairman of the RF Government, signed a corresponding resolution on Tuesday.
In the coming two or three years all Astrakhan river fleet including crafts, motor boats and small-sized vessels will be equipped with GLONASS navigation systems. These navigation terminals will help to continuously track ships in inland waterways. Virtually all large-sized river vessels have already been connected to GLONASS satellite-based navigation system.
According to Regional Authorities, Olya and Astrakhan Ports are loaded at less than 30% of their capacity
Olya and Astrakhan ports located in Astrakhan Region have all required infrastructure, but are loaded at less than 30% of their capacity. Radick Kharisov, Deputy Chairman of Astrakhan Regional Government, informed TASS News Agency of that fact on the sidelines of “TechnoCaspian-2017” International Caspian Forum.
Vassiliy Osmakov, Deputy RF Minister of Industry and Trade, told TASS News Agency on the sidelines of the International Arctic Forum that in late 2017 Russia’s Shipyards will be Prepared for Construction of an Icebreaker with 120 MW capacity.
German Yelyanushkin Appointed Head of “Channel Named After Moscow” Federal State Budgetary Institution
On March 14, 2017 German Vyacheslavovich Yelyanushkin was appointed Head of “Channel Named After Moscow” federal state budgetary institution in accordance with Instruction №28/k-mrf of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport as of March 14, 2017.
Net Profit of Russia’s Sovkomflot Company Went Down by 41.7% to $206.8 mln in 2016 Against IFRS Standards
Rambler News Service reports that gross revenues of Sovkomflot shipping company decreased by 6.4% down to $1.388 bln. Net profit (revenues in time-charter equivalent) went down by 7.9% to $1.14 bln. EBITDA fell by 9.4% to $706.5.
The Head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation will Chair the State Duma Shipbuilding Expert Council
The Expert Council on Shipbuilding and Marine Facilities will be set up under the State Duma Committee on Economic Politics, Industry, Innovational Development and Entrepreneurship. The journalists were briefed on that issue by Vladimir Gutenev, First Deputy Head of the Committee.
According to RF Association of Marine Trade Ports, in January and February 2017 the cargo turnover of Russia’s sea ports grew by 8.2% as compared to the same period last year and totaled 114.8 MT. The volume of transshipment by dry-cargo vessels had reached up to 49.2 MT, which showed a 7.6% increase against a