Only 37 vessels required icebreaker support in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast ports during this winter navigation season.
Due to the exceptionally warm winter, icebreakers had little work, Piter.tv reports quoting the icebreaking operations headquarters of the Baltic ports authority.
By March 1, just 37 vessels used icebreaking services to get into or out of the St. Petersburg port, while last year, 731 ship asked for icebreaking support.
Vessels that called the ports of Ust-Luga, Primorsk, Vyssotsk and Vyborg in Leningrad Oblast did not use icebreakers at all this winter. Last year, icebreakers escorted 472 ships to these ports.
Photo: Admiralty Shipyards