Russian icebreaker sets Northern Sea Route record

A nuclear Russian icebreaker has, according to a Russian media, set a new record for traversing the Northern Sea Route. However, less than 20 vessels made use of the route in 2015.
BY JOHANNES HARTKOPF-MIKKELSEN

With a transit time of 7.5 days, or 185 hours, Russian nuclear icebreaker vessel Vaygach has allegedly set a new speed record on the route from Cape Dezhnev in eastern Siberia to the White Sea in the southern part of the Barents Sea, reports Russian news media Port News.

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