Russia to return nuclear-powered container ship to service

Russia is expected to return its nuclear-powered container ship, Sevmorput, to service in 2016. The earlier plan was to decommission the ship, which was withdrawn from service in 2012, in 2020-2021, after a "cold storage" period. According to the new plan, the ship will undergo an overhaul that will include manufacturing of a new load of nuclear fuel.

Sevmorput is powered by one reactor of the KLT-40 type that uses HEU-based fuel.