Dutch company to ship 1st Russian nuclear submarine today

Publish date: August 23, 2006

Written by: Igor Kudrik

The first nuclear submarine of the total of three to be shipped was loaded on the Transshelf, semi-submersible ship of Dutch company Dockwise, at Polyarny shipyard on the Kola Peninsula and will be heading to Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region, today.

The operation is going as planned, as the first Victor-I class nuclear submarine was loaded onboard the Transshelf ship.

In total two Victor-I class submarines will be shipped from the shipyard in Polyarny on the Kola Peninsula to Zvezdochka shipyard in Severodvinsk, in the Arkhangelsk Region, for dismantlement.

The third submarine, The November class submarine, will be later transported from Gremikha, a former naval base on the eastern coast of the Kola Peninsula, to Polyarny shipyard for dismantlement.