A nuclear cargo ship 'Sevmorput' transported 1,400 tonnes of breakbulk cargo from St. Petersburg to Nakhodka port, Vladivostok of Russia for next phase of transportation to the final destination-the under construction Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) in Pabna.
According to a message received in Dhaka on wednesday, the cargo comprises structural steel and machinery, which took only 22 days for its journey through heavy ice of Northern Sea Route (NSR), reports BSS.
It said the navigation distance via the Northern Sea Route from a Northwest- European port to the Far East is approximately 40 percent shorter compared to the route via the Suez Canal.
Sevmorput nuclear cargo ship was built by Zaliv shipyard in Russia and entered into operations on December 31, 1988, the message added.
Powered by a KLT-40 reactor, it is capable of sailing independently in continuous ice fields up to 1 meter thick, it, however, said.