Russia to launch new nuclear-powered icebreaker in September

Sibir’s 586 foot sister-ship, Artika.

Russia’s newest nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir will be launched in September.

The vessel, a Project 22220 icebreaker, is 173 metres long and 34 metres wide. Work on Sibir began in 2015. The first Project 22220 icebreaker, the Artika, was launched in June 2016.

The vessels were designed in 2009. Sibir will operate mainly in the western Arctic.

REPORT: Russia to Dominate Arctic Ocean with World’s Largest Icebreaker

Source: Ottawa Citizen.

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