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Russia creating advanced ship for Arctic

29.06.2017 18:10

Russia is creating an advanced amphibious ship designed for the Arctic, Director General of the Nevskoye design bureau Sergey Vlasov told TASS at the 8th International Maritime Defense Show in St. Petersburg.

"These are the works we have initiated for the future. A vessel should be developed that is capable of going go to the Arctic and landing at an ice floe", he said.

The vessel should be of the highest ice-breaker class or otherwise it will be crushed by the ice, he said. "Now this is only an idea, but the Arctic is one of the priority areas for the country. And we also are looking in this same direction", Vlasov said.

The design bureau said in its annual report that an amphibious vessel for the Arctic allowing landing at the ice floe will be developed as a helicopter landing dock with a displacement of around 15,000 tonnes.