Foreign vessels temporarily allow passage of the NSR

© RIA Novosti / Solomon Lolitaspreteen in Photobacterium transport ships accompanied by icebreakers passes through the Northern sea route. Archival photoForeign vessels temporarily allow passage of the NSR© RIA Novosti / Solomon Lolitaspreteen the image Bank

Some types of foreign ships will be allowed passage through the Northern sea route for the first time after the entry into force of the ban on the passage through Russian waters, vessels of foreign production, said Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, the TV channel «Russia».

It is planned that the ban will apply from 1 January 2019.

«The government decided to allow courts other buildings to go through, because all the type of ships we are not able at once will cover. I believe that there are no anti-market measures. This is a normal protection of the Russian manufacturer, and it should encourage the uploading, including, and «Stars» (shipbuilding plant in the far East. – Approx. ed.)», — Borisov said.

According to him, the USA in the 1920-ies has introduced similar measures to protect their producers.

«While being transported to America in the coastal waters only vessels built in America, under the American flag they can go. The Northern sea route is a purely Russian coastal waters, we protect our own shipowners in this regard,» he said.