Monday, September 25, 2017

Russia Launches ‘World’s Biggest, Most Powerful’ Nuclear Icebreaker Ship

Nuclear Icebreaker Ship
Russia has floated out the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ship as the country moves to reinforce its leadership in the Arctic.

Crowds gathered to watch as the Sibir, designed to transport cargo along the Northern Sea Route, was launched into the water at the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg, Independent reported.

She is powered by two nuclear reactors and will be able to break ice fields up to three meters thick, clearing the path for Russian ships delivering gas to Asia.

The Sibir’s displacement, a term for measuring a ship’s size, is 33,500 tons and is 173 metres long.

Along with the Arktika, put into active service last year, and the Ural, the three ships will become the “world’s largest and most powerful nuclear-powered icebreakers”, according to TASS Russian News Agency.

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