World’s Only Nuclear-Powered Cargo Ship

Sevmorput, the world’s only nuclear-powered cargo ship

Russia’s Rosatomflot has been keeping the world’s only nuclear-powered commercial vessel, the 1988-built Sevmorput, active in the Arctic where the ship has been delivering construction supplies to Alexandria Island, the site of Russia’s northernmost military base, as well as to Franz Josef Land and Novatek’s Arctic LNG 2 project in the Gulf of Ob.

Later this year the 1988-built vessel is scheduled to load cargo for Russia’s Vostok research station in Antarctica, considered the coldest place on earth.

By Pacific Maritime