The waters of the Far Eastern Federal District (FEFD) will be freed from sunken ships, Izvestia was told in the press service of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Victoria Abramchenko on February 16. The plan of measures for raising ships was approved by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
“With the support of the Prime Minister, we have come to a solution to the problem that has been accumulating for decades. We are giving a start to the practical implementation of a “general cleaning”, clearing the country’s water areas from sunken ships, “Abramchenko said.
According to her, the disposal of sunken ships will contribute to the improvement of the ecology of the territories, will increase the tourist attractiveness, and will have a positive effect on shipping and fishing.
The Magadan Region will act as a pilot region for raising ships, the Deputy Prime Minister noted. In the Nagaev Bay, the first four vessels will be raised and removed within 60 days from the date of signing a state contract with the contractor.
Nagaeva Bay is a bay in the Tauiskaya Bay of the Sea of Okhotsk (Magadan Region). It juts out in the meridional direction for 16 km into the western part of the Staritsky peninsula. It is well protected on three sides (except for the western one) and is considered the best anchorage for ships in the Sea of Okhotsk.
Until July of this year, the Ministry of Transport, together with the Ministry of Finance and the Federal Property Management Agency, will assess the prospects for spreading the experience gained in the Magadan Region to other constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the report says.
In addition, by March 1, 2021, the Ministry of Transport, Rosmorrechflot, administrations of seaports and basins of inland waterways, together with the regions of the Far Eastern Federal District, should form a list of sunken and subject to recovery property, the Deputy Prime Minister noted.
In August last year, it was reported that more than 1,000 ships sank in the Far East. There are more than 130 objects at the bottom of the Peter the Great Bay alone. Orphaned ships can be found near Sakhalin, Kamchatka, Khabarovsk Territory and other regions.