Atomic icebreaker "Russia" held a tenth of the ships in the Gulf of Finland the ice for a 40-day vigil — said Head of icebreaking operations seaport "Big Port of St. Petersburg"
Under the contract, the atomic icebreaker "Russia" came to help 13-year-diesel-electric, providing the wiring in the ports of St. Petersburg region, on January 22 and has escorted more than 230 ships, which is about a tenth of all the maritime transports, visited the neighborhood of the northern capital. The trip to the banks of the Neva was originally scheduled for 90 days, but the ice conditions can make adjustments.
Nuclear icebreakers operating in the Baltic Sea for the third year after because of ice in the Gulf of transport pipeline began to falter. Then icebreaker "Vaygach" urgently arrived in Murmansk, rescued from ice captivity 250 ships.
"Russia" is an ice watch at home shores (the vessel was built in Leningrad, at the Baltic Shipyard) the second year.
Due to the high professionalism of the crew of the nuclear and diesel-electric icebreakers, as well as services providing navigation in the St. Petersburg region, winter navigation in 2013 rhythmically passes without incident. Through the channels laid ice conductors in the ports of St. Petersburg, Ust-Luga, Primorsk, Vysotsk, Vyborg proceeded over two and a half thousand ships.