In the Northern Sea Route is expected for the third in less than a month record — next week is sent from Murmansk is the largest bulk carrier of all that went on this route. And for the first time on the Northern Sea Route this will be the Japanese ship owner. Barely a week after from Murmansk in Southeast Asia was the largest in the history of the Northern Sea Route tanker is preparing to dispatch Japanese bulk carrier «Sanko Odyssey», which takes in China 72,000 tonnes of iron ore concentrate.
August 23 «Sanko Odyssey» (more than 74 thousand deadweight tons) began in the port of Murmansk loading of iron ore concentrate produced by Kovdor GOK JSC "Eurohim." Out to sea is planned for the coming week, until the end of August.
«Sanko Odyssey» owned by a Japanese shipping company «Sanko Line», and for the Japanese it would be the first use of the Northern Sea Route. "The Japanese are extremely conservative in selecting business partners and working methods. Previously, they did not go on the Northern Sea Route "- told RIA Novosti Head of the Development of Fleet Operations FSUE Rosatomflot state corporation Rosatom Vladimir Harutyunyan. Depending on the operating environment, the ship "pick up" a particular icebreaker Rosatomflota.
This summer on the Northern Sea Route was set a speed record — tanker «STI Heritage» with 61.000 tons of gas condensate overcame the distance in just eight days.
In this navigation on the Northern Sea Route has already passed two bulk carrier with iron ore concentrate — "Mikhail Kutuzov" and "Dmitry Pozharsky" Murmansk Shipping Company deadweight of 23,000 tons each.
In the future, transporting iron ore along the northern coast of Russia will be engaged even larger vessels. The Japanese company «Hyundai Heavy Industries» model tests already completed project icebreaking bulk carrier with a deadweight 190,000 tons bulk carrier When is built, it will be the largest merchant ship icebreaker in the world. Length will be 310 m, width — 51 m carrier can move through ice as thick as 1.7 m at a speed of 6 knots without the help of icebreakers