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2. Guide to Navigating through the Northern Sea Route 1996 (No. 4151B)
This document (publication number 29, 384 pages) is practically the English-language version of Russia's NSR regulations, published by the Head Department of Navigation and Oceanography of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
(1) General Overview
・Overview of Geographical and Navigation Conditions
・Rules of Navigation
・Regulations for Navigation on the Seaways of the Northern Sea Route
・Regulations for Icebreaker and Pilot Guiding of Vessels through the Northern Sea Route
(2) Navigation Directions
・Chapter 1: Kara Sea
・Chapter 2: Laptev Sea
・Chapter 3: East Siberian Sea
・Chapter 4: Chukchi Sea and Approaches to Bering Strait
・Chapter 5: List of Visual and Radio Aids to Navigation
(3) Reference Section
・Practice of Navigation in Ice
・Salvage and Rescue Support
・Requirements for the Design, Equipment and Supplies of Vessels Navigating the Northern Sea Route
・Rough Correspondence between the Literal Designations of Ice Resistance in the Class Symbols of the Russian Federation Registry and Other Classifying
・Table of Horizon Visibility Range
3. Russian Ice Navigation Practices
This 83-page manual was prepared by the Head Department of Navigation and Oceanography of the Ministry of Marine Shipping and published by the Ministry of Defense. The manual is an excellent compendium of the knowledge of Russian sailors, gained from many years of experience with NSR navigation.
Also available in Japanese, this manual consists of the following four chapters:
Chapter 1 Unescorted navigation in icy waters
Chapter 2 Navigation with the support of an icebreaker
Chapter 3 Navigation of pack ice with icebreaker support
Chapter 4 Navigation of fast ice with icebreaker support