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Sun Dec 2, 2018, 09:01 PM

You Shall Not Pass: Russia Changes Rules For Foreign Warships Navigating Through Its Arctic

Published time: 30 Nov, 2018 14:21

Russia is updating its navigation rules for a contingency involving another nation’s warships attempting to sail along the Northern Sea Route. Such a passage would require prior notification from the Defense Ministry.

The route, situated in the Arctic along Russia’s northern coast, is becoming more accessible to sea traffic as the climate warms. With longer navigation seasons and fewer ice hazards, Russia hopes the path will be increasingly in demand for international commercial transit. Such navigation however more often than not requires Russia’s cooperation, since an icebreaker usually is needed to pass through.

There is however a potential source of problems with Russia’s northern side becoming more accessible. Foreign military ships may travel it too, even those lacking ice protection, as was proven by the Loire-class offshore support and assistance ship of the French Navy Rhône in October. It took the ship 17 days to traverse the route and she didn’t ask for Russian icebreaker assistance for it.

Starting next year, Russia will require military ships traveling through Russian Arctic to give prior notification to the Defense Ministry, according to Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, the head of the National Defense Management Center. He said amendments to the rules of navigation will be adopted before next year’s Arctic navigation season starts, RIA Novosti reported.

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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 01:17 AM

1. If the ship is in international waters, russia can suck it

Frankly I'm surprised the russians didn't huff and puff and threaten France when the Loire allegedly went into their waters

hell its even unarmed, easy meat for the russians to sink

pussies

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Tue Dec 4, 2018, 12:42 AM

2. I live in California. Dont care

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