Russia is planning the construction of a purpose-built ship for transporting radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel along the Northern Sea Route. Construction of the 140-meter (460-foot), ice-class vessel is expected to start in 2020. It will be approved for carrying spent nuclear fuel in up to 70 special transport containers below the deck. Containers of radioactive waste will also be carried on deck.
Maritime Executive 7th April 2017 read more »