The situation of marine vessels, stranded at Cape Selskogo in Chukotka, is under the control of the government district and the regional emergency situations Ministry.
The group of vessels consisting of two icebreakers and two dry-cargo ships left the port of Pevek to the Archangel, but because of the difficult ice situation stopped in the East Siberian sea.
“The ice thickness is above roughly 1 meter, there is a strong compression and hummocks above 2.5 meters. Now the court is 50 km from the urban district plentywood, in the waters of the sea. Difficult ice conditions do not allow them in short time to perform pilotage and commit exit”, – said the head of EMERCOM of Russia in the Chukotka Autonomous district Ruslan Nazarov.
He noted that the situation is not an emergency. The court provided the necessary fuel and food.
On January 18 the scheduled departure of the helicopter Mi-8. Under favorable conditions, he will monitor ice conditions along the route of the ships.
Video: Press service of the far Eastern regional center of EMERCOM of Russia
Photo: Press service of the far Eastern regional center of EMERCOM of Russia