EXCLUSIVE: Eight dredgers arrive at Volga-Caspian dredging site

Eight dredgers arrived at the site of massive dredging operations on the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Channel (VCSSC) yesterday, FSUE Rosmorport said.


These dredgers are Petr Sablin, Artemiy Volynsky, Ivan Cheremisinov, Urengoy, Kronshlot, Severo-Zapadny-503, Mogushy and Arkady Kardakov.

At the moment, work on the Volga-Caspian Sea Shipping Channel is temporarily suspended due to the deterioration of weather conditions.

A storm warning was announced in the Caspian Sea today, the wind is up to 25m per second.

Dredging program will continue after the weather conditions improve, said Rosmorport.

In total, up to 18 dredgers, including 6 vessels of the enterprise’s own fleet, will be involved in carrying out repair dredging throughout the VCSSC in 2023.

For the current year, dredging operations in the amount of 12 million cubic meters are tentatively scheduled at VCSSC, twice the rate of 2022 (5 million cubic meters).