New Marine Station in Kamchatka will accept the first cruise liner in the following summer

04.02.2017 09:15:05

New Marine Station in Kamchatka will accept the first cruise liner in the following summer
The first cruise liner is going to be accepted in the following summer by the modern port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. The realization of port infrastructure development projects will provide the accepting of large passenger vessels, which earlier could stay only at the roadstead of Avacha Bay.

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yury Trutnev has visited the main constructions of the lead Kamchatka port. He and the Governor of Kamchatka Kray Vladimir Iluhin have inspected the new marine station building and discussed the prospects of cruise shipping development in the region.

The construction of marine station was finished in December, 2016. The new building of over 8 thousand square meters can serve 200 people at the same time. There will be a waiting hall, ticket offices, a luggage room and an information office in the passenger terminal in 2017. One of the blocks will include border entry-points.

Full realization of the marine station will be provided along with 100-meters berth, reconstruction of which should be completed by 31st May. The depth at berthing walls is 9 meters so large cruise liners with draft up to 8.5 meters will able to moor.

It is expected that modernization of port infrastructure in Kamchatka will increase the number of passengers liners from 15-20 to 60 in a year. The main requirement of cruise shipping development is providing an appropriate tourist infrastructure in the center of the town, improving pedestrians and walk zones.  

Translated by Marina Barannik.

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