Northern Sea Route latest
Nov 11: Icebreaker VAYGACH is leading a convoy of several ships including Finnish bulk carrier KUMPULA, bound for western Arcita and Europe, in ice in East Siberian sea. Icebreaker TAYMYR is leading ships ti Gulf of Ob, western Arctic. Bulk carriers NORDIC NULUUJAAK, GOLDEN SUEK, NORDIC QINNGUA, GOLDEN PEARL, remain in the same position, waiting for icebreaker. Gen cargo gen cargo UHL FUSION is stuck in ice east of bulk carriers cluster.
Situation is in no way dramatic or threatening, it’s typical for Northern Sea Route in NSR’s typical condition, i.e. covered by ice. Though probably, in years to come, Western and Asian shipowners will think again, before signing up for NSR transit. NSR and Arctic are for professionals, you know.