Nuclear ice-breakers line up for repairs

Nuclear-powered ice-breaker Rossiya is to take over the place at the yard. The repairs on Rossiya will continue for 2.5 months.

Currently, Murmansk Shipping Company operates 7 nuclear powered icebreakers and one nuclear powered lighter vessel. The newest icebreaker, Yamal, was commissioned in 1993. Recent statements from MSCo management suggest that the two oldest nuclear-powered vessels, the Arktika (commissioned 1975) and the Sibir (1977), will be taken out of service shortly.