This paper:

- provides a brief analysis of the experience of construction and operation of Sevmorput nuclear lighter-aboard ship;

- lists the goals and tasks of Sevmorput construction;

- provides the description and technical parameters of the ship and its power plant;

- demonstrates the ship’s compliance with the IMO Code of safety for nuclear merchant ships;

- describes the specific features of the lighter operation both on open water and in ice conditions;

- compares the lighter ship parameters with respective indicators of advanced ships designs intended for transit shipping in the Arctic.

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