• 2017 April 6 11:30

    The oldest RS-classed icebreaker celebrates its 100th anniversary

    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) participated in the ceremonies dedicated to the 100th anniversary of icebreaker "Krasin".

    The ship was constructed at the English shipyard Armstrong Whitworth & Co. after the drawings of Vice-Admiral S.O. Makarov by order of Nicholas II, the Emperor of Russia, and the General Directorate of Shipbuilding. Survey during construction of the most powerful icebreaker at that time was carried out by the Russian Register (the agreement for the RS survey during construction was signed on 1 January 1916). The construction had been completed by September, 1917. Arkhangelsk became the ship’s port of registry.

    At present "Krasin" is the oldest icebreaker with valid RS class. Class notation: KE*[1] R3. The ship is subject to regular surveys in compliance with the applicable RS requirements. In 2014, the scheduled dry docking of the ship was performed at Kronstadt Marine Plant under the RS survey.

    During construction the icebreaker was named "Svyatogor" in honour of the Russian epic hero. In August 1918, the troops of invaders approaching Arkhangelsk, the Military Council of the city ordered to scuttle "Svyatogor" in the estuary of the Northern Dvina. The ship was not fully submerged, it was raised by the English military units and was flying the flag of England until 1921. In 1920, the icebreaker was involved in the large-scale international rescue operation of the icebreaking steamer "Solovei Budimirovich" ice-bound in the Kara Sea with 85 persons on board, including women and children. Chartered in England, "Svyatogor" flying the Norwegian flag managed to forge through the ice and perform the rescue operation.

    In 1922, owing to the efforts of the Soviet Government and, in particular, the participation in the negotiations of Leonid Krasin, the USSR authorized and trade representative, the ship was bought back for 75 000 GBP. From 1922 to 1926 the icebreaker assisted the passage of transport ships in the Baltic Sea. In 1927 the ship was renamed "Krasin".

    Rescue operation of the General Umberto Nobile’s expedition on the Italian airship "Italy" wrecked near the North Pole on 25 May, 1928, became a real triumph for the icebreaker. Almost all the European countries were trying to render assistance to the aeronauts, but only "Krasin" managed to accomplish this challenging task.

    In 1942, "Krasin" joined the Allied Convoy PQ-15, which delivered strategic cargo and military machinery sent to the USSR by the Allies from Scotland to Murmansk. Until the end of the war, the icebreaker was engaged in the escorting the ships with strategically significant cargo in the seas of the Soviet sector of the Arctic.

    In 1972, "Krasin" was handed over to the Ministry of Geology of the USSR, and was operated as research vessel in the Barents and Greenland Seas, in the Arctic Ocean near Spitsbergen; the ship was also operated as a floating station to provide power supply and essential services of the Arctic drilling unit.

    Today, icebreaker "Krasin" is an affiliate of the World Ocean Museum.
     
    Established in 1913, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is one of the leading classification societies. Recognised by the European Union. Member of IACS. The RS activity is aimed at enhancing high standards of maritime safety and minimising the negative impact of human activities on the environment through scientifically based risk assessment and risk management procedures.




2018 April 22

15:33 Port of Rotterdam Authority to realise tide pools along Calandkanaal
15:32 British Ports Association raise border facilities' concerns with PM
15:31 Hapag-Lloyd to revise the Fuel Surcharge for Inland Haulage under Carrier arrangement from Germany to Belgium and Netherlands
15:30 JAXPORT names Interim Chief Financial Officer
15:28 Seaspan announces senior management change

2018 April 21

15:06 MV Thuringia makes maiden CI3 service call at Chennai International Terminals
15:04 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Arethusa with Glencore
15:00 Gothenburg Port Authority publishes Sustainability Report for 2017
14:47 Wärtsilä welcomes global shipping’s agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions
14:45 Vopak to invest in new storage capacity at its Rotterdam terminal

2018 April 20

18:15 Yaroslavsky Shipyard launches yet another boom-laying boat (photo)
18:03 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Middle East Gulf
17:47 President of Cyprus visits IMO
17:29 NOVATEK’s AGM approves 2017 dividends
17:03 SEA\LNG reiterates LNG’s central role in meeting IMO’s decarbonisation goals
16:40 SCF Group’s financing deal with VTB Bank recognized by Marine Money as a Deal of The Year
16:03 CMA CGM announces an agreement to acquire a stake in CEVA
15:36 Nuclear-powered submarine Severodvinsk passed control check for winter training period
15:03 MEPC 72: Proposal to mandate ISO sulphur test methods to be discussed further
14:40 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches Russia’s first dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59 (photo)
14:24 HELCOM group meets in Berlin to focus on reducing land-based pollution affecting the Baltic Sea
13:38 WMU supports IMO climate change strategy for shipping
13:02 Panama Canal transits three LNG vessels in one day
12:43 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to handle bulk materials in Rotterdam
11:49 2 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on April 19-20
11:26 "Safety Day" held for Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company management
11:02 Navigation on rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg opens from April 20
10:38 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company and Russian Maritime Register of Shipping discuss cooperation
10:13 Brent Crude futures price down 0.26% to $73.59, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.31% to $68.08
09:55 Marine Technics supplied a set of engines to refit gensets of vessels operating on the Yenisei river
09:34 Bunker prices are going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,201 points
08:07 Chairman of IACS pinpoints three key themes of the Association's strategy for the future
07:45 The Fjords takes delivery of groundbreaking zero emission vessel Future of The Fjords

2018 April 19

19:00 Okskaya Sudoverf launches lead shallow-draft tank barge of Project ROB20, Belmax 1 (photo)
18:05 Vroon's MPI Napoleon commences Baltic-Sea charter
17:05 Diana Shipping announces continuation of time charter contract and a new time charter contract with Cargill
16:39 Admiralteiskie Verfi and Roshydromet sign contract for designing and construction of North Pole ice-resistant platform (photo, graphics)
16:05 CMA CGM to apply GRI from Canada to Asia, the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent
15:15 MEYER WERFT announces delivery of cruise ship Norwegian Bliss
14:33 Maersk delivers new block train solution on Standard Gauge Railway
14:11 Global bunker market: the state of volatility remains, expert says
14:03 Samskip starts new service from Poland, Lithuania and Norway
13:20 Bibby Offshore becomes the first to deploy a pioneering diving safety system in the North Sea
13:17 Damen Dredging Equipment launches new DOP Dredger Series
13:11 Draft rules for collection of port investment due is available for public discussion (document)
12:52 Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for a complete fuel gas handling system for Viking
12:08 6th Forum of Intermodal Transport FRACHT 2018 held in Gdańsk on 11-12 April
11:13 Port of Rotterdam: growth in container throughput continues in first quarter
10:49 Port of Riga introduces new cargo handling technologies
10:15 Experts forecast Russia's LNG exports to make 33 to 62 million tonnes by 2030
09:52 Brent Crude futures price up 0.6% to $73.92, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.55% to $68.85
09:34 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,124 points
09:24 APM Terminals launches integrated cold chain solutions in India
09:17 Bunker prices show no significant changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)

2018 April 18

18:26 Engine room fire on board Finlandia Seaways quickly under control
18:05 Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles offer seed money to foster the development of new goods-movement technologies that improve air quality
17:47 Port of Rotterdam Authority launches new Pronto application
17:25 CMA CGM implements FAK rates from East Mediterranean ports to Gulf and Red Sea
16:55 Royal IHC announces successful launching of BONNY RIVER in China