M/V Mikhail Kutuzov (Murmansk Shipping Company) passed Northern Sea Route without icebreaker assistance
M/V Mikhail Kutuzov of Murmansk Shipping Company (MSC) loaded with sawn timber made a transit voyage from Arkhangelsk to China by the Northern Sea Route without icebreaker assistance. According to MSC, the ship carrying 23,000 cbm of domestic timber covered more than 6,900 nautical miles without icebreaker assistance, even at the most challenging parts of the route.
As it was scheduled, the ship called at the port of Taicang (Jiangsu province) on September 2. Having unloaded about 17,000 t of timber the ship will deliver the rest of its load to the port of Nancha.
Murmansk Shipping Company OJSC is Russia’s Arctic shipping company with an extensive experience of operation in challenging conditions of the North. For several decades, supply of polar regions with different cargo has been performed by the company at a proper level. The company’s fleet includes vessels of high ice class. The crews of the ships consist of high-profile seafarers with great experience in working at ice-covered lanes.