Icebreaker IMF in December will pilotage in Antarctica


Icebreaker "Vladimir Ignatyuk" of "Murmansk Shipping Company" (IMF, Murmansk region) will start in December of ships in the ice of McMurdo Bay in Antarctica, said Wednesday's press-service of the IMF.

A tender among fleet operators icebreakers spent U.S. National Science Foundation (National Science Foundation, NSF), which provides the U.S. Antarctic Program.

"Under the terms of the tender, the icebreaker" Vladimir Ignatyuk "in the difficult navigation conditions of the South American continent will provide polar pilotage services, including support for clean water channel in the ice of the Gulf of McMurdo", — the report says.
"Vladimir Ignatyuk" is working in Antarctica for years, including a contract with the Center for the ocean and Antarctic research stations on the Government of India and Maitri Larsemann Hills.

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