Nuclear-powered cargo-ship en route around Scandinavia
«Sevmorput» has been docked at Kanonerskiy yard in St. Petersburg for maintenance of hull and propellers since mid-December. Sailing back north, the ship is expected to pass under the Great Belt Bridge in Danish waters on Thursday and continue the voyage outside Norway in the weekend and early next week.
Homeport is Murmansk on the Barents Sea coast, but according to Marine Traffic, Arkhangelsk is set as destination for the current voyage.
General Director of Atomflot in Murmansk, Mustafa Kashka, says in an interview with news oneline Sudostroenie (Ship Building) that «Sevmorput» in Arkhangelsk will be loaded with cargo for the Arctic LNG 2 project under development in the Ob Bay east of the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia.
Estimated port-call to Arkhangelsk is on March 3rd.
The Barents Observer has previously reported about Russia’s plans to sail «Sevmorput» to the coast of Antarctica later this year with construction materials for the Vostok research station.