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Fire on Admiralty Yard
The Russian icebreaker "Viktor Chernomyrdin", 22000 gt (IMO-No.: 9658630), which was actually being under construction at the Admiralty Shipyard in St. Petersburg and which initially was scheduled to be delivered before the end of the year, was hit by a fire raging on 3,200 square meters on decks 3 and 4 in the evening of Nov 27, 2018. The fire was very powerful and two firefighters were injured during the extinguishing work which involved 140 firemen and 39 vehicles. The "Viktor Chernomyrdin"was to be the largest diesel electric icebreaker in the world.The completion of the ice breaker has been delayed several times. The ship had already been delayed for three years when the fire broke out. What consequences the fire will have for commissioning was not known yet known. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C02SCWtFdBY
Navigation on Neva arms in Saint-Petersburg closes on November 15
Мост на рукаве НевыNavigation season with raising of bridges on the arms of the Neva river will close on November 14/15 night. According to the press center of SP SBI Mostotrest, navigation on the Neva and Malaya Neva rivers will last till November 30. After the navigation season is over raising of bridges is possible for certain bridges. The beginning and the end of the bridge raising season is regulated by Saint-Petersburg Government’s Order dated 29.11.2006 (No1480).
Navigation on rivers and canals of Saint-Petersburg to be closed from November 16
Waterways of Saint-Petersburg will be closed for navigation from 16 November 2017 (00:00 Moscow time) as ordered by Transport Committee of Saint-Petersburg, says press center of the city administration. Waterways of Saint-Petersburg include Griboyedov Canal, Kronwerksky Strait, Pryazhska, Moika, Fontanka, Karpovka rivers, etc. Navigation on the Neva, Malaya Neva, Bolshaya Nevka, Srednyaya Nevka and Malaya Nevka will also be closed from November 16 under the order of Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot).News schreiben