February 2, 2021, “ Rosmorrechflot”
According to the data provided by the NSR Administration, 2.598 million tons of cargo were transported along the NSR in January 2021, an increase over the same period in 2020 amounted to 8.3%.
At the moment, the water area of the Northern Sea Route is covered with consolidated one-year ice. There are hummocks up to 3-4 points, fields of frost on the recommended routes in the Gulf of Ob and on the approaches to it, the captains of the ships note periodic ice compression.
At Cape Zhelaniya and on the approaches to the Boris Vilkitsky Strait, an iceberg threat remains.
Icebreaking operations in the water area of the NSR were carried out by conventional icebreakers ‘Admiral Makarov’ and ‘Krasin’ (FSUE Rosmorport), the nuclear-powered icebreakers ‘Yamal’, ‘Vaygach’, ‘Taimyr’ and ‘50 Let Pobedy’ (the last one entered the water area of the NSR on January 23rd).
Icebreaking support in the port of Sabetta was carried out by the icebreakers ‘Ob’, ‘Tor’, ‘St. Petersburg’ (FSUE Rosmorport), in the port of Dudinka – by the icebreakers ‘Dudinka’ and ‘Avraamy Zavenyagin’.
The icebreakers ‘Alexander Sannikov’ and ‘Andrey Vilkitsky’ ensured the safety of navigation at the “Arctic” oil export terminal of the “Gates of the Arctic” Novoportovskoye field.
In January 2021, the NSR Administration issued 5 permits for vessels flying a foreign flag to sail in the water area of the NSR (in 2020, 9 permits were issued for the same period, including 6 for vessels flying a foreign flag).