Volga-Caspian dredging works kick off

Dredging operations on the Volga-Caspian Shipping Canal started yesterday – ahead of schedule.


The dredging vessel Peotr Sablin is the first vessel deployed for the works.

According to the Telegram of the Federal Marine and River Transport Agency (Rosmorrechflot), the number of vessels deployed by April 1 will increase to ten.

In 2023, 18 dredging convoys will be involved including 6 vessels owned by FSUE Rosmorport and special ships provided by administrations of five basins or Russia’s IWW and some subcontractors.

“Thus, Rosmorrechflot will operate the largest ever fleet of dredging equipment,” reads the statement.

About 12 million cubic meters of material is to be dredged this year, 2.5 times more than the record high result of (5 million cbm).