Cruiser Aurora returned to her permanent mooring place in Saint-Petersburg (photo)
Cruiser Aurora has returned to the place of her permanent mooring in Saint-Petersburg (the Petrogradskaya Embankment) after a two-year long repair at Kronshtadt Shipyard, says IAA PortNews correspondent.
The operation on towing of cruiser Aurora from Kronstadt Shipyard started on July 15 at Kronstadt Shipyard.
Three tugboats of PORT FLEET CJSC - the Leonid Bochkov, the Pavlovsk and the Tuman – took part in the operation.
The Aurora was towed along the Seaway Canal and along the Neva River under the drawn spans of tree bridges – Blagoveshchensky, Dvortsovy and Troitsky bridges.
The vessel were followed by two tugboats of the Leningrad Naval Base (LNB) carrying the ladder and the facilities for safe mooring of the ship at her base at the Petrogradskaya Embankment. Two more LNB tugs taook part in the mooring operation.
All the tugboats involved in the operations were led by river pilots of the Volgo-Baltic Administration. Two pilots – river pilot of the Volgo-Baltic Administration and a sea pilot of Rosmorport – worked onboard the Aurora.
In September 2014, the operation on towing of the Aurora from her permanent base in Saint-Petersburg to Kronshtadt was also performed by the tugboats of CJSC PORT FLEET.
The Aurora was initially placed at the Petrogradskaya Embankment as a museum 68 years ago.
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