Trailing suction hopper dredger Belomorsky, belonging to Northern Shipping Company OJSC, has returned to the Port of Arkhangelsk under the flag of Russia.
For the past 13 years, the vessel was operating under the flag of Portugal.
Operated under a long-term charter agreement, the Belomorsky performed dredging works in Italy, continental Spain, Canary Islands and Equatorial Guinea.
In 2016 Northern Shipping Company OJSC decided to return the dredger to its base port of Arkhangelsk under the flag of the Russian Federation.
This move will allow the company to expand its fleet dredging activities at the ports of Russia including the ports on the Northern Sea Route.
Apart from the Belomorsky, the company’s specialized fleet includes dredgers Dvinsky Zaliv and the Onezhsky.