Americans called the newest Russian platform "the ugliest ship in the world"


The newest Russian ice-resistant self-propelled platform (LSP) "North Pole" of project 00903 may become "the ugliest ship in the world," writes the American online edition The Drive.


Previously, Russia, and before that the USSR, used drifting ice stations to support research expeditions in the Arctic. They were built on natural ice floes. Since 1937, 40 such missions have been carried out.

However, the beginning of global climate change and the subsequent melting of ice put an end to this practice. The North Pole-40 was the last such station. It was created in October 2012 and evacuated in May 2013 due to the self-destruction of the ice floe. In 2015, the Russians tried again to create a station on an ice floe, but gave up after four months of effort.

After that, the 00903 project appeared, thanks to which the Russians will be able to autonomously conduct research missions for up to two years in a row.

LSP "North Pole" was launched on December 18 in St. Petersburg. She is able to independently move (drift) at speeds up to 10 knots. Crew - 14 people, scientific staff - 34 people. The length is 83,1 meters, the width is 22,5 meters, and the displacement is about 10,4 thousand tons. It can be used to conduct geological, hydroacoustic, geophysical and oceanographic research.

The vessel was built for the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, better known as Roshydromet, at a cost of $ 100 million. It should be the first vessel permanently based in the high latitudes of the Arctic. But it looks ugly. The supply can be carried out by icebreakers, or by the Mi-8AMTSh-VA helicopter on board. In the future, the Mi-38.

The North Pole will help Russia extract more oil, gas and other useful resources. The Arctic is gaining more and more importance for Moscow and the LSP is assigned an important role, sums up the media from the United States.


Note that the Americans have significantly less experience in the Arctic. They practically do not have their own icebreaker fleet. Little is known about the research of scientists from the United States. Therefore, we want to explain that the peculiar contours of the hull were made for a reason. It is thanks to them that the ship should not freeze into the ice.
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  2. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 22 December 2020 13: 15
    +17
    With its hull contours, Nansen's "Fram" also reminds me of floating batteries at the turn of the sailing and steam "century" of shipbuilding. winked
    An unusual-looking vessel, but such a design solution is fully functional and proceeds from the conditions of its operation in the Arctic latitudes.
    It's a good idea - instead of the wrong (suddenly cracking, breaking, and inevitably melting) ice floe under the drifting polar station, use a reliable floating platform!
    After all, even the expeditions of "Fram" and the successful drift of the ship frozen into the pack ice (with the egg-shaped hull designed by the talented designer Colin Archer, the compression force of the moving ice floes only squeezed out onto the surface of the ice field, without loss of water resistance and general stability), at the beginning of the XNUMXth century, fully confirmed the feasibility of this approach! good

    And what the Americans write there "about the appearance of the Russian ship" (obviously "black and white" they envy the Russian polar successes, which they themselves do not yet have) is not important! smile
    After all, if this ship were American, then in the very same The Drive there would be rapturous praises about the "innovative progressive design of the American drifting platform" ?! yes
    1. Fourth Horseman Offline Fourth Horseman
      Fourth Horseman (Fourth Horseman) 24 December 2020 06: 37
      +1
      Since the time of the king of the peas, the boats of the Pomors also had a similar shape of the body.
      So, Fram, in general, it is not the first.
      1. beeper Offline beeper
        beeper 24 December 2020 11: 30
        +3
        Quote: The Fourth Horseman
        Since the time of the king of the peas, the boats of the Pomors also had a similar shape of the body.
        So, Fram, in general, it is not the first.

        hi I completely agree with you, Fourth Horseman! good
        After all, Colin Archer, when designing the "Fram" according to the ideas of Fridtjof Nansen (in the mid-1970s in the magazine "Science and Life" about this famous research vessel there was a detailed illustrated article and even there is a whole book of the publishing house "Shipbuilding" about the "Fram", 5 years ago I had a chance to read it!), largely relied on the design (with a double sheathing - "ice coat" in the waterline and an egg-shaped hull that prevented mashing by ice and made it easier to pull the vessel to their surface) experience in the construction and operation of sailing-rowing Pomor kochey! yes
        Also, in his youth, he was enthusiastically fond of the history of our Russian North, marine geographical discoveries and travel around the world! yes
        And in "Modelist-Constructor" stories about Pomor ships were published with drawings. Then I glued their homemade models from cardboard and wood. winked
        Sincerely
  3. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
    Kristallovich (Ruslan) 22 December 2020 13: 20
    +17
    Whether it's the case ...

  4. Vadim Ananyin Offline Vadim Ananyin
    Vadim Ananyin (Vadim Ananyin) 22 December 2020 13: 42
    +6
    Well, what else can they say and write? This is their credo, if they could not, then it must be necessarily ugly, not professional and does not make sense, and even threatens the environment. In all this - stupid Zhabnyak. Then it turns out that this platform threatens the security of the United States and they will impose sanctions against this object to the heap.
  5. goncharov.62 Offline goncharov.62
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 22 December 2020 14: 24
    +2
    We will also put Onyx there. (And we will write on board - "LGBT activists enter through the latrine") Then you will definitely like it. From the height of your exceptional attitude ...
  6. Division Offline Division
    Division (Division) 22 December 2020 20: 14
    +2
    Americans write everything. Their journalism is at the level of grandmother's reasoning on the bench. Yes, and envy gnaws. This is not of its own type.
  7. komandir8 Offline komandir8
    komandir8 (Alexander) 22 December 2020 20: 23
    +2
    Quote: Kristallovich
    Whether it's the case ...


    The ugliest ship in the world is the destroyer Zamvolt ...
  8. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 22 December 2020 20: 36
    +8
    During the Second World War, the Nazis also laughed at our felt boots, sheepskin coats and wadded pants. And then we - giggled!
  9. Petrol cutter Offline Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter (Vitali) 22 December 2020 20: 48
    +6
    Our American partners are not aware of the progressive nature of such contours. Which does not honor their professionalism ...
    Since this is a long-established trend in shipbuilding.
  10. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
    Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 22 December 2020 22: 02
    +3
    Whether it’s on a yacht in the Arctic Circle, I brought the schizlongs to the deck, put on sunglasses and swimming trunks and tsed daiquiri.
    And here is a huge area of ​​closed premises, where should the loungers be placed?
  11. Volga073 Offline Volga073
    Volga073 (MIKLE) 23 December 2020 01: 04
    +5
    If the Americans are mad, then a good platform!
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 23 December 2020 07: 37
      -4
      Where did you see rabies?
  12. eco3 Offline eco3
    eco3 (erwin vercauteren) 23 December 2020 06: 25
    +6
    miserable Yankees simply envy disappointed and humiliated by the progress and high technological knowledge of the Russian industry and many great projects that have proven their effectiveness just look at their society Americans can only copy steal buy or rob the knowledge of other nations just like their NASA is the German Nazi space program nuclear its Iranian nuclear scientists who have power in the hands of the Americans are stupid to invent something new they are stupid and degenerated into baboons and chimpanzees
    1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
      Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 23 December 2020 07: 40
      .
      Precisely, precisely, they look at Russian "progress" and desperately envy, especially the standard of living and well-being of Russians. And they bought the Nobel Committee, because the majority of them are Americans.
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      2. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
        rotkiv04 (Victor) 23 December 2020 11: 03
        +5
        And the Jews are especially haunted by Russian progress, everywhere they stick their nose
        1. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
          Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 23 December 2020 18: 34
          -6
          Yes, we look at Russian "progress" and envy madly :)))
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  13. trahterist Offline trahterist
    trahterist (Elmars) 23 December 2020 08: 30
    +2
    Who would say ...
    Their Zumvolt is where the real freak is
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  15. polev66 Offline polev66
    polev66 (Alexander) 23 December 2020 21: 30
    +2
    envy she is so
  16. trahterist Offline trahterist
    trahterist (Elmars) 27 December 2020 21: 44
    +1
    Let them look at their Zumwalt, as if squalor.
    But seriously, there are plenty of ships with the most unusual shapes, and designers make them that way for well-grounded, constructive reasons.
  17. trahterist Offline trahterist
    trahterist (Elmars) 27 December 2020 21: 46
    0
    Quote: Natan Bruk
    Precisely, precisely, they look at Russian "progress" and desperately envy, especially the standard of living and well-being of Russians. And they bought the Nobel Committee, because the majority of them are Americans.

    Yes, yes, in Russia, "as everyone knows," hedgehogs are also eaten up with coupons on the Internet.
    The Nobel Prize finally lost its prestige, giving prizes to persons (Obama, Aleksievich) whose merits are extremely doubtful.