This year, on the basis of current ice campaign and considering proposals from clients, the management of Mariupol Port made a strategic decision to strengthen the port fleet with powerful ice-class tugs.
Thereby two arctic typetugs: "Captain Markin" and "Captain Merkulov," with main engine power more than 5000 h/p each one wereacquired by SE MSCP.
Acquisition of these tugs allows the port in future to look with optimism on difficult situations related with ice formation, which may occur in the AzovSea.
Nowadays cargo owners may plan their shipments from Mariupol port without restrictions during ice navigation.
New tugs of such type will let to perform assistance to vessels in ice caravans from the Kerch channel to the port of Mariupol and backfasterthan before.