Sunday, September 22, 2019

The biggest nuclear icebreaker

Time-lapse showing the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Yamal with a capacity of 75,000 horsepower and a distinctive shark mouth, which appeared on it in 1994 during one of the children's humanitarian programs, conducting Arctic operations along the Northern Sea Route. 
Also shown in the video is Russia’s first Arktika-class icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy ('50 Years of Victory').
The two icebreakers are the only two Arktika-class icebreakers still in service and recognized as the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world.
This video was shot in the Arctic Ocean in March 2018.
For 7 days our crew passed through the Barents Sea to Karsky around the Novaya Zemlya archipelago on the nuclear icebreaker Yamal - we saw the northern lights and polar bears, watched the ships stuck in the ice being towed, and were very cold.
According to legend, someone suggested drawing a smiling shark mouth on the nose to make it more fun for children.
At present, Russia has the only nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet in the world.
They are used to provide wiring ships in the ices of the Northern Sea Route in the freezing ports of the Russian Federation, research expeditions, rescue operations and tourist cruises.
In addition to the extreme weather conditions, the shooting was complicated by the fact that the icebreaker was always in motion.
And if the drone was flying over the radar tower, the recording file was damaged.

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