Further development of the Tiksi sea port in Yakutia is connected with the issues of ensuring the security of the Northern Sea Route (NSR), said the head of the region Aisen Nikolaev on April 9 at 5th International Arctic Forum The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue, reports TASS.
"The Tiksi sea port can be a reference point that will ensure the safety of the entire Northern Sea Route. The port is suitable for this from the point of view of rescue operations, the availability of meteorological observation services for the Arctic, as well as the force grouping deployed in Tiksi. [The grouping] has become increasingly important in recent years," said Aisen Nikolaev.
The sea port of Tiksi is located in the village of the same name on the coast of the Laptev Sea. It is used to import food and industrial goods, building materials, fuel and equipment, cargo is being transshipped from ships for settlements on the banks of the Khatanga, Olenek, Yana, Indigirka, Kolyma rivers.