The US has informed Germany that it plans to impose sanctions on a Russian pipe-laying ship involved in construction of the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.
A Russian trawler sank in the Barents Sea in icing conditions and 17 crewmembers are now missing. Russian media suspect that the cause of the sinking is heavy ice buildup.
Russia’s first cargo and passenger ship-to-ship LNG-bunkering vessel has been set afloat, as shipyard experts completed the main stage of the vessel’s construction, Gazprom Neft announced.
Russia launched the future Severnyy Polyus (North Pole), also known as Project 00903; a floating installation and a self-propelled vessel. The ship was ordered by Russia’s Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, under a programme on social and economic development of the Arctic.
In accordance with orders of the harbour masters of Taganrog, Azov and Rostov-on-Don ports, additional ice class and vessels’ age restrictions came into force from 14 December 2020.
Russian technology company Kronshtadt Technologies has signes agreements to equip several domestic cargo and passenger ships with autonomous navigation systems.
Russia plans to build a metals plant in the Far East at an estimated cost of $2.2 billion and supply steel sheet to the Zvezda shipbuilding yard in order to develop the Arctic.
Russian News Agency reported that the General Azi Aslanov oil tanker was hit by an explosion in the Sea of Azov, while rescue operations took place for three missing crew members.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced criminal charges against a conspiracy of Russian military intelligence officers who stand accused for the 2017 “Notpetya” malware attack.
The American P&I Club issued a marine circular to inform all shipowners and operators about the changes in pre-employment medical examination (PEME) in Kaliningrad, Russian Federation.
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