The Russians are forced to dismantle their own icebreakers

The Russians are forced to dismantle their own icebreakers
The Russians are forced to dismantle their own icebreakers

It has become known that the management of Rosmorport has begun to write off part of its fleet – in order to use parts for the repair of newer ships, reports RBC.

Vasiliy Strugov, deputy general director of Rosmorport, admitted that the icebreaker “Yermak” will be disassembled in order to “survive” Krasin. Back in August, work began to find a company that could dismantle the icebreaker. In total, up to 700 devices are planned to be removed.

The contractor KIT was found the next day. They are ready to dismantle the icebreaker for 2.7 million. rubles. Rosmorport wants to repair Krasin by 2022. December V. Strugov also noted that spare parts from one Jermak may not be enough, and there are no other ways to get them yet, as many companies have left the Russian market due to sanctions.

Today, there are 290 ships in the Rosmorport department, of which only 268 are operational. The ships are located in 24 regions of the Russian Federation. In order for them to continue operating, 22 ships had to be dismantled in parts.

It is known that in the future the company plans to install Russian equipment and parts on Finnish-made ships, including Kapitan Chadajev, Kapitan Zarubin and four other icebreakers. In this way, the company plans to extend their service life for another 15 years.

Back in August, Russian airlines began dismantling old aircraft to repair the new Airbus A320 Neo, Airbus A350, Boeing 737 MAX and Boeing 787 airliners.

The article is in Lithuanian

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