On October 30, the Sevmorput nuclear container ship of FSUE Atomflot arrived in the waters of the Vostochny port, located in Wrangel Bay of the Nakhodka Gulf of the Sea of Japan. The passage is being implemented within the framework of the federal project ‘Development of the Northern Sea Route’, which makes part of the Comprehensive Plan for Modernization and Expansion of Main Infrastructure.
The passage from St. Petersburg took 20 days. Without icebreaker escort, the nuclear container ship passed through the entire water area of the Northern Sea Route.
‘While waiting for mooring, in order not to waste time, we started unloading while in roadstead,’ said Sergey Bralgin, master of the Sevmorput nuclear container ship. – ‘We delivered the main part of the cargo to the Vostochny port: these are crane components, oversize cargo, watercrafts. On November 3, we plan to leave for the port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to pick up a batch of containers.’
Currently, the formation of a cargo base for the port of St. Petersburg continues. 94 containers are planned to be loaded on board the Sevmorput nuclear container ship in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Shippers can still apply for cargo delivery to St. Petersburg at preferential rates.
In addition, during the passage from St. Petersburg to the Vostochny port, specialists of the Marine Research Center of Lomonosov Moscow State University conducted environmental monitoring of the Northern Sea Route water area. They collected data on the fauna of the marine areas of the Russian Arctic and the seawater condition in autumn and pre-winter period within the boundaries of the Northern Sea Route, as well as materials on the hydrophysical parameters of each of the seas traversed.
The work on conducting comprehensive research and monitoring of surface and underwater environmental safety in the waters of the Northern Sea Route has been carried out by the Marine Research Center of Moscow State University on Rosatom's order since 2021.