In the Murmansk region formed the crew of the icebreaker fleet of the North "Ilya Muromets", created specifically for operation in the Arctic seas. About it reported in a press-service of Sunflora.
"The crew will be more than 30 people, who will maintain the new marine equipment. Some of the sailors have already begun its development on being prepared for factory testing the icebreaker in St. Petersburg", — stated in the message.
It is also noted that the Northern fleet won the icebreaker the most experienced sailors the support of the fleet, many of whom have experience serving on warships. "Ilya Muromets" was laid on 23 April 2015, launched on June 10, 2016, and will give the Navy in the fall of 2017.
The length of the ship is 84 meters, a displacement of 6 thousand tons. This is the first icebreaker of project 21180, propeller-steering columns, which is fixed outside of the housing using a hinge mechanism and can be rotated 360 degrees allowing the ship to freely move the nose, stern and starboard.
Vessels of this type operating on the diesel-electric engine, able to overcome the ice thickness of up to 1.5 meters. They are used in waters of the Baltic, White and other freezing seas.