• 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 January 20

10:28 Sanmar's tug arrives in Naples to enter service with Rimochitori Napolitani
09:55 World’s second largest ship registry prepares for continued success in 2018
07:43 Golden Ocean announces issuance of new shares in connection with delivery of vessel
06:41 Cheniere and Trafigura sign 15-year LNG sale and purchase agreement

2018 January 19

18:20 Name giving ceremony held in Novorossiysk for three Damen tugboats of Delo Service Company (photo)
18:06 British Ports Association responds to UK Government announcement on extra funding for border security in the Channel
17:56 ABP South Wales Ports see strong growth in 2017
17:33 Taganrog Commercial Seaport plans allocation of $4.2 mln for implementation of its 2018 development programme
17:06 BPO lunch debate in European Parliament
16:50 Nevsky Shipyard congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
16:32 LSC Shipmanagement increases its fleet with bitumen tanker
16:27 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company undertakes measures to prevent environmental pollution
16:04 Rolls-Royce supplies MTU engines to equipment manufacturer Terex Cranes for two new Demag models
15:34 Northwest Seaport Alliance international container volumes up 4 percent in 2017
15:03 MSC adds new RO-RO service from NWC to West Africa
14:55 Russian Maritime Register of Shipping reviewes the Rules and Guidelines
14:33 “K” Line announces delivery of ‘Corona’ series coal carrier “CORONA WISDOM”
14:17 Jan De Nul supports V Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
14:03 Maersk Line announces FAK rates from Asia to West Coast of Central and South America, Mexico, Panama and Caribbean
13:32 Gulf Navigation adds “Gulf Mishref” and “Gulf Mirdif” to its fleet
13:16 CMA CGM announces THC in Kaliningrad, Russia
12:51 Second Vroon W2W vessel completes modifications and outfitting at Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf
12:45 Port of Antwerp scores 5th record year in a row
12:14 NIBULON starts the second stage of the Southern Buh river dredging
11:51 Bunker prices show no significant changes at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
11:28 Nine vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on Jan 18-19
11:03 Freeport of Riga Authority set to enter new markets in 2018
10:40 Russian seaports of the Azov Sea handled 87.8 mln t of cargo in 2017, up 24.7% Y-o-Y
10:17 Brent Crude futures price down 1.01% to $68.61, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.22% to $63.17
09:56 Bunker prices are flat at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:32 Royal IHC supports Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress as its Sponsor
09:15 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,139 points

2018 January 18

18:01 ABP South Wales ports see strong growth in 2017
17:39 Russian Union of Water Transport Workers congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
16:24 Fincantieri signs cooperation protocol with the autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia and the trade unions
16:02 MABUX: Bunker prices wait for the new market catalysts
15:33 Port of Marseille Fos and HAROPA launch new rail shuttle
15:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa and from Asia to the Mediterranean
14:32 Unifeeder adds Vlissingen to its service
14:19 Three vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on Jan 17-18
14:02 Ocean Network Express receives all necessary merger approvals
13:50 RPK-Vysotsk-LUKOIL-II terminal received 10.06 mln t of export oil products in 2017
13:32 Part-load optimisation delivers significant fuel savings for MAN auxiliary engines
13:28 Van Oord supports V Forum of Dredging Companies as its Sponsor
13:12 Rolls-Royce announces strategic review of Commercial Marine operation
12:50 Kerch ferry line carried 5.71 mln passengers in 2017, down 4% Y-o-Y
12:31 Wan Hai Lines to launch Japan Express Service to Singapore Malaysia
12:08 Port of Amsterdam receives LME certification
11:59 Vroon awarded multi-year charter for two PX-121 platform-supply vessels
11:36 Chevron Shipping awards global oil and LNG contract to GAC
11:05 German LNG Terminal launches Open Season
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.14% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.34% to $64.19
10:04 FSUE Morsviazsputnik congratulates North-Western Shipping Company on its 95th anniversary!
09:42 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 43.17 mln t of cargo in 2017, up 7.5% Y-o-Y
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,164 points

2018 January 17

18:00 Federal Agency for Water Resources supports Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging Congress
17:03 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Phaidra with Uniper
16:48 Sweden's Minister of Infrastructure visited World Maritime University
16:34 DNV GL launches certification framework and recommended practice for Carbon Capture and Storage
16:03 JAXPORT hires new Container Accounts Director