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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Mv Norilsk 10,816 tons, a prototype SA15 cargo vessel, has been sold for recycling at Huangpu, China, for USD 415 per ton, 4.49 million U$D in total. The Mv Norilsk was delivered from Wärtsilä’s shipyard at Turku in 1982 and hit the headlines worldwide as it was the first cargo carrying icebreaker ever and built for the trade between the nickel mine in Dudinka in Russia and the rest of the world. The vessel and her 18 sister ships were outfitted as icebreakers with large engine plants. All equipment on board was built for operation in temperatures down to -40°C.
The vessel has a length of 176.85 metres and a beam of 24.5 metres. Its draft is 10.52 metres. Cargo capacity is 25,300 cbm and there is space for 576 containers.

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