Icebreaking fleet of Russia

World_Icebreakers

The above picture is current as of 2017.

The following compilation is presented in alphabetical order. The compilation will be replenished as new information becomes available. The main (the biggest ones) icebreakers of the Russian Federation are represented here, so this compilation is not complete, of course. It does not include small vessels, for example, most of local port icebreakers. Multifunctional ice-class support vessels are also not fully represented.

Nuclear-powered icebreakers marked as (N), diesel-electric icebreakers marked as (D-E) or (D).

Icebreaker(s) marked with *new is built in last few years or under construction now.

Icebreaker(s) marked with *PROJECT currently is in project / planning stage.


 

01. 50 Let Pobedy (N)

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Currently, this icebreaker is the largest, most powerful and modern of all existing. Released from the gates of the «Baltic plant» in 2007, icebreaker «50 Let Pobedy» became the flagship of the Russian nuclear icebreaking fleet.

Icebreaker photo-excursion (interior, engine room, captain’s bridge etc.): here + here.

Icebreaker «50 Let Pobedy» at night (photos).

Ship specifications, deck plan, the inside of the ship in 360VR… — here + here.

Video + video. + video («50 Let Pobedy» tows the motor ship «Yuriy Arshenevskiy»).

02. Admiral Makarov (D)

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The icebreaker was built in 1975 at the Helsinki shipyard «Wärtsilä» (Stx Finland Helsinki), commissioned by the V / O «Sudoimport». The Soviet flag was first raised on an icebreaker on June 12, 1975. From October 2012 to the present time the icebreaker is being managed by the Transport Group FESCO. «Admiral Makarov» — the flagship of the FESCO’ icebreaking fleet.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage is 14058 tons, deadweight is 7560 tons. The length is 134.84 meters, the width is 26.05 meters, the height of the board is 16.71 meters, the draft is 11.0 meters. Travel speed on clean water 19.5 knots, in economy mode 9.2 knots. The crew of 118 people. Icebreaker can take on board 12 passengers. Autonomy 3 months at full load (fuel). The thickness of the ice to overcome is 1.8 meters. The total capacity of the power plant is 30451 kW.

«Admiral Makarov» belongs to the class of linear icebreakers and is designed to work in ice conditions of increased complexity.

Video + video.

03. Akademik Aleksandrov (D-E)   *new

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«Akademik Aleksandrov» is a multipurpose vessel of reinforced ice class intended for conducting research and scientific works on the shelf of the Arctic seas, ensuring the operation of marine Arctic technology, and rescue operations in the Arctic.

The construction of «Akademik Aleksandrov» was started by order of the Russian Ministry of Defense on December 20, 2012.

Due to its dual purpose, the vessel is capable of carrying out search and rescue operations, dredging, towing, installation and reloading of military and special equipment, inspection and lifting of sunken marine equipment, including objects that present a potential or actual environmental hazard.

Displacement is 5400 tons, speed is 14 knots, the crew is 65 people. The «Akademik Aleksandrov» has a runway for one multipurpose helicopter Ka-27. The ice class of the vessel Arc-5 allows for independent navigation in one-year Arctic ice at a thickness of up to 0.8 meters in the winter-spring navigation and up to 1 meter in the summer-autumn.

Launching process (video) + photos.

04. Akademik Tryoshnikov (D-E)

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«Akademik Tryoshnikov» is the scientific-expeditionary vessel of the ice class, Project 22280.

The state contract for the construction of a new scientific-expeditionary vessel for Project 22280 for the Russian Antarctic Expedition was concluded on December 1, 2008 between OJSC «Admiralteyskie Verfi» and the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring («Rosgidromet«).

Project 22280 was developed by the FSUE CSRI Academician A.N. Krylov / CDB «Baltsudoproject«.

«Akademik Tryoshnikov» was launched on March 29, 2011. The vessel combines the functions of an icebreaker, a dry cargo tanker, a passenger vessel and a research base; has a reinforced ice hull, is equipped with modern navigation equipment, two helipads; is equipped with scientific research laboratories that allow for rapid processing of oceanographic research, and other scientific experiments.

Main characteristics: displacement of 12,701 tons, deadweight of 6634 tons. The length is 133.53 meters, the width is 23.25 meters, the board height is 13.5 meters, the draft is 8.5 meters. Speed in open water is 16 knots, in ice thickness of 1.1 meters 2 knots. Autonomy of navigation is 45 days. The range is 15,000 nautical miles. The crew of 60 people. The number of members of the expedition is 80 people. Three main Wartsila engines capacity: 2х6300 kW, 1х4200 kW. Two rowing motors with a power of 2х7100 kW.

Video.

05. Aleksandr Sannikov (D-E)   *new

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Icebreaking supplying vessel «Aleksandr Sannikov» of the project Aker ARC 130A.

It was laid in Vyborg on November 3, 2015, launched on November 24, 2016. Ice testing is scheduled for 2018. This icebreaker is planned to be the most powerful icebreaker in the world (non-nuclear).

Specifications:

Displacement: about 8700 tons.
The main dimensions: length — 121.7 m, width — 26 m, draft — 8.2 m.
Maximum travel speed: 16 knots
Power: 22 MW (according to other sources, 29 MW)
Icebreakability: 2 m.
Autonomy: 30 days
Crew: 35 people

Icebreaker construction process.

Video + video.

06. Aleksey Chirikov (D-E)

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Multifunctional supplying vessel of project P70201 for shelf projects, built by Russian and Finnish shipbuilders, was transferred to the customer — the Russian company «Sovcomflot» — on April 19, 2013.

The vessel is designed for work at the Arkutun-Dagi field (the «Sakhalin-1» project) — maintenance in the all-the-year-round mode of the offshore platform. This vessel is a new generation of ice-class multifunctional supplies intended for the carriage of various types of cargo, the collection of emergency oil spills, fire fighting, towing, on-call and rescue.

The powerful design and power unit of the vessel allow it to work in drifting ice up to 1.7 meters thick at an air temperature of -35°C.

More photos.

Video.

07. Andrei Vilkitskiy (D-E)   *new

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A multi-purpose diesel-electric icebreaker with a capacity of 22 MW of the project Aker Arc130A.

The main purpose of the vessel of this project: guiding of tankers between the port of Sabetta and the area of Cape Kamenniy in Ob Bay in ice conditions; guiding of tankers to the cargo area of the oil export terminal (sea berthing system) in ice conditions; support for safety when berthing and loading tankers.

The vessel was laid on December 14, 2015. On July 5, 2017 it was launched. Transfer to the customer is planned in 2018. The vessel is intended for work at the Arctic terminal of the Novoportovskoye field located in the west of the Ob Bay on the Yamal peninsula.

Main characteristics: displacement about 8700 tons. The overall length is about 121.7 meters, the width is about 26.0 meters, the width is 25.0 meters, the height of the board is 11.5 meters, the draft is 8.0 meters. The maximum speed is 16 knots. Autonomy is 30 days. Crew of 35 people.

The vessel can operate in continuous ice with a thickness of about 2.0 meters and with a 30 cm snow cover at a speed of 2 knots when moving forward with both bow and stern.

08. Arktika (N)   *new

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New nuclear icebreaker «Arktika» of Project 22220 has dimensions comparable to a football field — 173 meters in length and 34 in width, displacement — 33.5 thousand tons. According to Rosatomflot, the new «Arktika» will be able to overcome ice thickness of up to 2.9 meters, moving at the speed up to two knots (3.7 kilometers per hour).

«Arktika» — the largest and most powerful two-reactor nuclear icebreaker in the world was launched at the «Baltic plant» in St. Petersburg on June 16, 2016.

The main atomic icebreaker «Arktika» Project 22220 was laid at the «Baltic plant» in November 2013. The cost of this project is estimated at 122 billion rubles (~2.2 billion $). When building the icebreaker, technologies were used that had never before been used in the nuclear fleet. Thus, a double draft of a vessel with a controlled depth of immersion will allow carrying out a caravan of vessels both in ice and in river estuaries, and a new nuclear reactor will allow more than six months not to enter the port for recharging.

Main characteristics:
Displacement — 33 540 tons
Length — 173.3 m
Width — 34 m
Height — 15.2 m
Draft — 10.5 m / 8.55 m
Engines — 2x RITM-200 reactors
Power — 60 MW (on shafts)
Propeller — 3 propellers
Speed — 22 knots in pure water
Autonomy of navigation — 7 years (fuel reload)
6 months (on provisions)
Crew — 74 people

The icebreaker is equipped with two nuclear power units with RITM 200 reactors, with a 175 MW heat capacity each. Steam from reactors drives two steam turbo generators with a capacity of 36 MW each. Three propellers of fixed pitch are driven by electric motors.

Launching of «Arktika» icebreaker (video).

Loading the reactor on the nuclear icebreaker «Arktika» (video).

09. Avraamiy Zavenyagin (D)

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Icebreaker was built in 1984 in Finland at the Wärtsilä shipyard for Project 1191 for the Soviet Union. Until 2000, the icebreaker was called «Kapitan Krylov».

Specifications:
Displacement: 2340 tons.
The main dimensions: length — 76.5 m, width — 16.5 m, draft — 2.8 m.
Maximum speed: 13 knots.
Power: 2.5 MW.
Autonomy: 23 days.

Excursion to the «Avraamiy Zavenyagin» icebreaker (video).

10. Baltika (D-E)   *new

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Multifunctional rescue vessel «Baltika» of innovative project R-70202 was built by JSC «Baltic Shipbuilding Yantar» by order of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation under the contract concluded on November 09, 2011.

Project R-70202 for an innovative icebreaker for oil spills and rescue operations was developed by the Finnish company Aker Arctic Technology. The ship’s structural feature is an asymmetric hull equipped with three full-swing rotorcraft complexes with a total capacity of 7.5 MW. This allows the ship to go oblique, laying in the ice channel, 2.5 times the width of its body, — up to 50 meters with a width of the body of 20.5 meters. The vessel is able to move forward in level ice with a thickness of one meter, and in the «oblique» mode it will be able to lay a channel 50 meters wide.

The vessel is designed to perform a wide range of rescue operations both on clean water and in ice conditions, including liquidation of oil spills. It will simplify the navigation of ships in the winter months. Unusual body and great maneuverability will allow «Baltika» to pierce the way for small rescue vessels and for tankers.

On May 21, 2014, the multifunctional rescue vessel «Baltika» of the innovative project R-70202 was towed by two tugboats from Helsinki to Kaliningrad at the Yantar shipyard. On May 30, 2014 the ship was adopted by the State Commission.

Main characteristics: tonnage 3,800 tons, deadweight 1150 tons. The length is 76.4 meters, the width is 20.5 meters, the draft is 6.3 meters. The speed is 14 knots, in level ice 1 m 3 thick. The power of three diesel generators is 7.5 MW. Crew of 24 people. On board there is accommodation for 12 people of special personnel. Autonomy 20 days (for 24 people).

The icebreaker is equipped with special equipment for liquidation of emergency oil spills, fire extinguishing, environmental monitoring.

Video + video + video.

11. Beringov Proliv (D-E)

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Multifunctional rescue vessel of the project MPSV 06 NY is able to perform icebreaking operations in port water areas, as well as in freezing non-Arctic seas with an ice thickness of up to 1.5 meters. A helipad is installed in the bow of the vessel. There is a rescue high-speed working boat with a speed of up to 35 knots and a capacity for up to 24 people.

Main characteristics: the most length is 87.75 meters, the width is about 19.1 meters, the height of the board is 9.0 meters, the draft is 6.52 meters. The speed is 15 knots. Autonomy is 30 days. The ship has 26 seats for the crew, 12 seats for special personnel, and also 95 seats for rescued people. The crew of 22 people, including 2 medics. Special staff 12 people.

Video + video.

12. Dikson (D)

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The diesel icebreaker «Dikson» is the last in a series of three icebreakers of the «Mudyug» type, which was built in Finland at the Wärtsilä shipyard commissioned by the USSR. The main icebreaker of this series is the icebreaker «Mudyug», built on October 29, 1982. The second one is the icebreaker «Magadan», built on December 29, 1982.

«Dikson» icebreaker was laid on January 6, 1981 under construction number 438. Launched in 1983. It was built on March 17, 1983.

Main characteristics: tonnage is 5342 tons, deadweight is 2281 tons. Length 92 meters, width 21.4 meters, draft 6.5 meters. The speed of the movement is 17.45 knots. Autonomy of the voyage for 30 days. The crew is 28 people. The icebreaker can advance in the ice with a thickness of 0.9 meters at a speed of 1 knot.

Video.

13. Dudinka (D-E)

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The icebreaker «Dudinka» (formerly called «Apu») is currently owned by OJSC «Norilsk Nickel», which acquired it in 2006. The icebreaker is used for icebreaking and port operations in the water area of the port of Dudinka, the Yenisei River.

The «Apu» icebreaker was the second in a series of two ships that were commissioned by the Finnish Maritime Administration in the Finnish shipyard Oy Wärtsilä Ab Helsinki Yard (Stx Finland Helsinki, the city of Helsinki).

Main characteristics: gross tonnage 4121 tons, deadweight 1219 tons, displacement 5477 tons. Length 86.5 meters, width 21.2 meters, board height 20.5 meters, draft of 6.95 meters. The speed on clean water is 16.0 knots. Autonomy of navigation for provisions 60 days. The crew in 1979 was 64 people, in 2000 — 44 people, in 2006 — 33 people, since 2008 — 25 people.

Engines: 3 x Wärtsilä Sultzer 8MH51, 1 x Wärtsilä Sultzer 9ZH40 / 48 with a total capacity of 10,688 kW.

Propulsors: 2 screws with a diameter of 3 meters in the bow part, 2 screws with a diameter of 4.2 meters in the stern part.

14. Ermak (D)

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Diesel icebreaker «Ermak» is the main one in a series of three icebreakers of the «Ermak» type, built by Finland at the request of the Soviet Union.

The icebreaker was laid on August 31, 1972, building number 398, at the Helsinki shipyard «Wärtsilä», commissioned by the V / O «Sudoimport». It was launched in 1974. The icebreaker was built on June 30, 1974.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage is 14058 tons, deadweight is 7560 tons. The length of 135 meters, the width of 26 meters, a draft of 11 meters. The speed on clean water is 19.5 knots. The autonomy of the voyage is 4400 miles. The crew of 118 people. Power is provided from 9 diesel engines with a total capacity of 36,000 hp. Propeller of 3 screws.

More photos (videoclip).

15. Evgeniy Primakov (D-E)   *new

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Icebreaking vessel for providing production platforms of The Aker ARC 121 project, icebreaker «Evgeniy Primakov» is the last in a series of four ice-class vessels being built at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, Helsinki, Finland, for the largest Russian shipping company — «Sovcomflot«.

A multifunctional icebreaking rescue vessel, built with the use of the latest technology, is designed to service drilling offshore platforms, rescue operations, and oil spill response. In addition, the vessels of this project can perform cargo delivery and assist other specialized vessels during diving operations at sea.

Main characteristics: deadweight is 3824 tons. Length 99.9 meters, width 21.6 meters, a draft of 7.6 meters. Crew of 28 people. The installed capacity is 21 MW.

Video + videovideo.

16. Fedor Ushakov (D-E)   *new

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The vessel is intended for servicing the production platforms at the oil and gas offshore fields of the «Sakhalin-2» project.

The main tasks of the ship are to ensure the safety of personnel of the offshore oil and gas production platforms of «Sakhalin Energy» in the Sea of Okhotsk, to respond to emergency spills at sea and to support the company’s operations within its technical capabilities. A high ice class (Icebreaker6) and equipment designed for operation in conditions of low temperatures (up to -35 C) will allow the ship to operate efficiently throughout the year.

Main characteristics: deadweight is 3824 tons. Length 99.9 meters, width 21.6 meters, a draft of 7.6 meters. Crew of 28 people.

Video + video.

17. Gennadiy Nevelskoy (D-E)   *new

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Finnish shipyard Arctech Helsinki Shipyard concluded a contract with the Russian shipping company «Sovcomflot», which built a multifunctional icebreaker supply vessel «Gennadiy Nevelskoy».

The ship-owner is capable of performing operations in extreme weather conditions on the Sakhalin shelf. The icebreaking vessel will deliver various cargoes from land to offshore drilling and production platforms. The vessel is also able to navigate in thick drift ice and perform icebreaker guiding at -35 ° C. The vessel can independently pave the way in the ice up to 1.5 meters thick. It is equipped for emergency evacuation of platform personnel, rescue and fire fighting operations, for liquidation of oil spills, etc. The vessel can be used for diving operations.

Main characteristics: length is 100 meters, width is 21.7 meters. The ship will install a propulsion unit of six main diesel generators with a total capacity of about 20,000 kW and a propulsion capacity of 13,000 kW. On board there are accommodations for 70 people, including 28 crew members and 42 specialists.

Specifications.

Video + video + video.

18. Ilya Muromets (D-E)   *new

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The icebreaker is planned to be used to ensure the activities of dissimilar groups of Northern Fleet forces in the Arctic zone.

The new monodeck multifunctional vessel of the project 21180 is intended for icebreaker of basing and deployment of fleet forces in ice conditions, self-guiding of ships and vessels, as well as their towing support.

The icebreaker of the project 21180 is a new generation vessel with new principles of electric movement and modern energy installation.

«Ilya Muromets» is the first icebreaker in Russia, where the screw-steering columns of the «azipod» type are fastened outside the hull by means of a hinge mechanism and can rotate around the vertical axis by 360 degrees, which allows the icebreaker to move equally freely the bow, the stern and the board.

Main characteristics: displacement 6000 tons. Length is 85 meters, width is 20 meters, the height of the board 9.2 meters, draught 6.8 meters. Travel speed on clean water 15 knots. Autonomy of navigation up to 60 days. Range up to 9000 miles. Crew 35 persons. The icebreaker can pass an ice field with a thickness of up to 1.5 meters.

Engine’s type: diesel-electric with screw-steering columns with a capacity of 3.5 MW each.

Launching process (video).

Video + video + video (38min film — first ever icebreaker test expedition).

19. Ivan Kruzenshtern (D-E)

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The icebreaker «Ivan Krusenshtern» is the sixth in a series of 14 ships of Project 97A, which was built at the «Admiralty Shipyard» in Leningrad, the USSR, from 1961 to 1971.

The icebreaker named «Icebreaker 6» was laid down on January 20, 1964, building number 768. Launched on April 29, 1964. On October 27, 1964 it was transferred to the fleet. Originally belonged to the Baltic Shipping Company. In 1966, the icebreaker was renamed «Ivan Krusenshtern».

The icebreaker visited all the seas of the globe. In winter ice it’s paved the way for transport ships, and in the summer it’s engaged in towing ships.

Main characteristics: tonnage is 2315 tons, deadweight is 1092 tons, displacement is 3147 tons. Length 68.49 meters, width 18.289 meters, board height 8.32 meters, draft of 6.05 meters. Travel speed on clean water is 14.0 knots. Autonomy of the voyage for 20 days. The crew of 33 people.

Video + video.

20. Ivan Papanin (D-E)   *PROJECT

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Multifunctional patrol ship of the icebreaker type «Ivan Papanin» project 23550 for the Russian Navy was laid on April 19, 2017 in St. Petersburg at JSC «Admiralty Shipyards«.

The design of the new ship combines the qualities of a combat ship, an icebreaker, a cargo ship and a rescuer. The ship is intended for patrolling in the harsh Arctic conditions and is able to independently overcome ice with a thickness of up to 1.5 meters, transport cargo in containers on the upper deck, and also provide assistance to vessels in distress.

Specifications:
Displacement: about 8500 tons.
The main dimensions: length — 110 m, width — 20 m, draft — 6 m.
Maximum travel speed: about 16 knots
Autonomy: 60 days.
Crew: 60 people + 50 extra.

Laying down the icebreaker (video).

Video.

21. Kapitan Bukaev (D-E)

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The icebreaker «Kapitan Bukaev» is a linear icebreaker of the project 1105, it was built at the Wärtsilä shipyard (since 2012 Arctech Helsinki Shipyard), Helsinki, Finland.

The 1105 icebreakers are of the «river-sea» type, capable of operating in ice up to 1 meter thick. Equipped with a towing hook. The vessels are intended for work in the seaports of the south, west and north of Russia.

The icebreaker «Kapitan Bukaev» celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2013. It was built by the Finnish shipbuilders at the Wärtsilä factory in the Finnish Republic in 1978 in order to carry out icebreaker guiding of river-sea vessels on the Volga and Don rivers.

Main characteristics: length is 71 meters, width is 16 meters, draft is 3.5 meters. Travel speed 13 knots. Autonomy of navigation for 10 days. The thickness of the ice to overcome is 0.8 meters. The total power of engine units is 3 x 1550 kW.

22. Kapitan Chadaev (D-E)

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The icebreaker «Kapitan Chadaev» is a linear icebreaker of the project 1105, it was built at the Wärtsilä shipyard (since 2012 Arctech Helsinki Shipyard), Helsinki, Finland.

The 1105 icebreakers are of the «river-sea» type, capable of operating in ice up to 1 meter thick. Equipped with a towing hook. The vessels are intended for work in the seaports of the south, west and north of Russia.

The «Kapitan Chadaev» icebreaker was launched on April 5, 1978, put into operation in 1978.

Main characteristics: displacement 1600 tons, deadweight 262 tons. Length 75.2 meters, width 16.3 meters, draft 3.25 meters. The speed is 14.3 knots. Capacity of 4650 kw. Autonomy of the voyage for 13 days.

Video + video + video.

23. Kapitan Chechkin (D-E)

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The icebreaker «Kapitan Chechkin» is the headline icebreaker in the series of six icebreakers of Project 1105, it was built at the Wärtsilä shipyard (since 2012 Arctech Helsinki Shipyard), Helsinki, Finland.

The 1105 icebreakers are of the «river-sea» type, capable of operating in ice up to 1 meter thick. Equipped with a towing hook. The vessels are intended for work in the seaports of the south, west and north of Russia.

The icebreaker «Kapitan Chechkin» was built under the project 1105 in 1977.

Main characteristics: tonnage is 2374 tons, deadweight is 258 tons. The length is 77.6 meters, the width is 16.3 meters, the draft is 3.5 meters. The speed on clean water is 25.7 km/h. Speed at an ice thickness of 0.4 meters is 3 km/h. There are 28 seats for the crew on board. Autonomy 20 days. Engines: diesel-electric. Installed capacity: 6330 horsepower.

Video + video.

24. Kapitan Chudinov (D-E)

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A series of eight river icebreakers of Project 1191, the «Kapitan Evdokimov» type, was built by order of the Soviet Union at Wärtsilä Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland (Wartsila Helsinki Shipyard).

The diesel-electric linear icebreaker of Project 1191 is an icebreaker of mixed «river-sea» navigation. It is intended for performing all types of icebreaking works, guiding ships in ice, towing large-capacity convoys, emergency rescue operations.

Main characteristics: displacement is 2503 tons, deadweight is 563 tons. The length is 76.52 meters, width 16.69 meters, the height of the board is 4.6 meters, the draft is 2.44 meters. Crew of 30 people.

Main diesel generators: 3 diesel engines of 12В22Б grade of the company «Vyartsilya Vaasa» with a capacity of 1605 kW each. There are 4 rowing electric motors with a capacity of 950 kW each on the ship.

The vessel is equipped with a towing winch «Hatlapa» with a nominal pulling force of 100 kN.

25. Kapitan Demidov (D-E)

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A series of eight river icebreakers of Project 1191, the «Kapitan Evdokimov» type, was built by order of the Soviet Union at Wärtsilä Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland (Wartsila Helsinki Shipyard).

The diesel-electric linear icebreaker of Project 1191 is an icebreaker of mixed «river-sea» navigation. It is intended for performing all types of icebreaking works, guiding ships in ice, towing large-capacity convoys, emergency rescue operations.

Main characteristics: displacement is 2180 tons, deadweight is 445 tons. The length is 76.74 meters, the width is 16.54 meters, the height of the side is 4.6 meters, the draft is 2.84 meters. Crew of 24 people.

Main diesel generators: 3 diesel engines of 12В22Б grade of the company «Vyartsilya Vaasa» with a capacity of 1605 kW each. There are 4 rowing electric motors with a capacity of 950 kW each installed on the ship.

Video.

26. Kapitan Dranitsyn (D-E)

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The icebreaker is designed to work in the Arctic seas. «Kapitan Dranitsyn» made several polar round-the-world trips and many cruises with tourists across the Arctic Ocean.

The icebreaker is in great demand by Russian and foreign charterers to provide various works in the Arctic and Antarctic. During the winter navigation period the vessel provides guiding to the freezing sea ports of the Russian Federation. In summer, the icebreaker performs regular tourist voyages to the Arctic.

Main characteristics: displacement of 12,919 tons, deadweight of 4,515 tons. Length 129 meters, width 26.54 meters, board height 12.3 meters, draft of 8.5 meters. Travel speed 19 knots. The icebreaker can accommodate 128 passengers. The crew is 60 people. Capacity of 24000 horsepower.

Video.

27. Kapitan Evdokimov (D-E)

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A series of eight river icebreakers of Project 1191, the «Kapitan Evdokimov» type, was built by order of the Soviet Union at Wärtsilä Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland (Wartsila Helsinki Shipyard). The series was named for the main ship — the icebreaker «Kapitan Evdokimov».

The diesel-electric linear icebreaker of Project 1191 is an icebreaker of mixed «river-sea» navigation. It is intended for performing all types of icebreaking works, guiding of ships in ice, towing large-capacity convoys, emergency rescue operations.

Main characteristics: displacement is 2180 tons, deadweight is 463 tons. The length is 76.49 meters, width 16.56 meters, the height of the board is 4.6 meters, the draft is 2.43 meters. Crew of 25 people.

Video + video.

28. Kapitan Gotsky (D-E)

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A naming ceremony for Russia’s Arctic shuttle tanker of 70,000 dwt ordered by the Sovcomflot group of companies took place on 9 May 2008. This is the second ship in a series of three tankers (“Vasily Dinkov”, “Kapitan Gotsky” and “Timofey Guzhenko”) of enhanced ice class designed for the transportation of oil from the Varandey oil field in the Arctic Region by sea (operated by Naryanmarneftegaz – a Joint Venture of Lukoil and ConocoPhillips). The solemn ceremony held at the Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (Republic of Korea).

The tanker «Kapitan Gotsky» has the following specifications:

— Length Overall – 257.0m
— Breadth Moulded – 34.0m
— Draft Moulded – 14.0m
— Service Speed (open water) – 16.0 knots.

Unique technical decisions, which allow the ship to operate effectively in the Arctic seas in winter ice conditions, were applied in designing the Arctic shuttle tankers. The ships have an ice-enhanced hull structure, designed in accordance with LU6 (1A Super) ice-class, under the classification of the Russian Register of Shipping. The tankers are equipped with two Azipod propulsion units, with a total power output equivalent to 20mW. The ships all have a dynamic positioning system for use in ice and a helicopter pad. In general these technologies provide the ship with a high ice-breaking capacity whether moving forward or aft, cutting down on the time spent maneuvering through ice and improving the vessel’s safety (source).

Detailed characteristics.

29. Kapitan Hlebnikov (D)

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The diesel icebreaker «Kapitan Hlebnikov» is the fourth in a series of four «Kapitan Sorokin» class icebreakers built by the Finnish shipyard «Wärtsilä».

The icebreaker was launched on November 5, 1980, put into operation on May 29, 1981. The icebreaker is designed to work in the Arctic seas.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage 12288 tons, deadweight 4418 tons. Length 129.1 meters, width 26.74 meters, board height 12.3 meters, draft 8.5 meters. Travel speed on clean water is 18 knots. The icebreaker can take on board 128 passengers. The crew is from 60 to 76 people.

Video + video.

30. Kapitan M. Izmaylov (D-E)

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The port diesel-electric icebreaker «Kapitan M. Izmaylov» of the type «Kapitan M. Izmaylov» was built in 1976 in Finland at the shipyard of STX Finland Oy (Wärtsilä Helsinki) in Helsinki, commissioned by the USSR. In total, three icebreakers of this type were built.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage 1669 tons, displacement 2,047 tons, deadweight 354 tons. The length is 56.3 meters, the width is 16.0 meters, the height of the board is 6.0 meters, the draft is 4.2 meters. The speed is 13.0 knots.

Video + video (view from the inside) + video.

31. Kapitan Kharchikov (D-E)

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The icebreaker was built on October 3, 1957.
Port of residence: Rostov-on-Don.

Deadweight — 181.9 tons
Displacement — 780.55 tons
Overall length — 48 meters
Overall width — 12.3 meters
Board height — 4 meters
Draft of the vessel — 2.702 meters
Fuel reserves — 154.4 tons
Fuel type — diesel
Number of main engines — 2
Main engine power — 824
Number of propulsion — 2
Total power of generators — 1890
Number of passengers — 18 people
Team size — 18 people

32. Kapitan Kosolapov (D-E)

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The port diesel-electric icebreaker «Kapitan Kosolapov» is the second in a series of three icebreakers of the type «Kapitan M. Izmaylov», which was built in Finland at the shipyard of STX Finland Oy (Wärtsilä Helsinki) in Helsinki, commissioned by the USSR. The main icebreaker is «Kapitan M. Izmaylov», handed over to the customer on June 15, 1976.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage of 1960 tons, displacement of 2219 tons, deadweight of 524 tons. The length is 56.3 meters, the width is 16.0 meters, the height of the board is 6.0 meters, the draft is 4.48 meters. The speed is 13.2 knots.

Video.

33. Kapitan Krutov (D-E)

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The icebreaker «Kapitan Krutov» is a linear icebreaker of Project 1105, over which six icebreakers were built. The vessels of this series were built by order of the USSR at the Wärtsilä shipyard (since 2012 Arctech Helsinki Shipyard), Helsinki, Finland.

Linear icebreakers of Project 1105 are of the «river-sea» type, capable of operating in ice up to 1 meter thick. Equipped with a towing hook. The vessels are intended for work in the seaports of the south, west and north of Russia. They are operated on the Volga, the Neva, the Azov Sea, the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea.

The 1105 icebreakers are used to guide caravans of ships in difficult ice conditions, as well as port icebreakers. All six icebreakers are currently in operation.

Main characteristics: displacement 1600 tons, deadweight 262 tons. Length 75.2 meters, width 16.3 meters, draft 3.25 meters. The speed is 14.3 knots. Capacity of 4650 kw. Autonomy of the voyage for 13 days.

Video.

34. Kapitan Metsayk (D-E)

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The vessel is a linear diesel-electric icebreaker of the mixed «river-sea» navigation and is designed to perform all types of icebreaker operations, shipboarding in ice, towing of large-capacity convoys, emergency rescue operations.

«Kapitan Metsayk» — the sixth of eight river icebreakers in the series of the project 1191, which were built by order of the Soviet Union at the Wärtsilä shipyard in 1984 in Helsinki, Finland.

Main characteristics: displacement 2172.7 tons, deadweight 372.7 tons. Length 76.52 meters, width 16.59 meters, the height of the board 4.6 meters, draught 2.44 meters. Crew 25 people.

35. Kapitan Moshkin (D-E)

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The diesel-electric linear icebreaker of Project 1191 is an icebreaker of mixed «river-sea» navigation. It is intended for performing all types of icebreaking works, guiding of ships in ice, towing large-capacity convoys, emergency rescue operations.

The boat is equipped with a towing winch «Hatlapa» with a nominal pulling force of 100 kN.

Main characteristics: displacement of 2180 tons, deadweight of 463 tons. The length is 76.75 meters, width 16.55 meters, the height of the board is 4.6 meters, the draft is 2.45 meters. Crew of 22 people.

Main diesel generators: 3 diesel engines of 12В22Б grade of the company «Vyartsilya Vaasa» with a capacity of 1605 kW each. There are 4 rowing electric motors with a capacity of 950 kW each on the ship.

Video + video.

36. Kapitan Nikolaev (D-E)

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Diesel-electric icebreaker «Kapitan Nikolaev» was built in 1978 in Finland at the Wärtsilä shipyard commissioned by the USSR.

Specifications:

Displacement: 16,017 tons.
The main dimensions: length — 134.8 m, width — 26.7 m, draft — 8.5 m.
Maximum speed: 19.2 knots.
Power: 18 MW, 22,000 hp

Icebreaker with a small draft for work in the mouths of Siberian rivers.

Expedition on the icebreaker «Kapitan Nikolaev» (video).

37. Kapitan Plakhin (D-E)

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The icebreaker «Kapitan Plakhin» was built on December 30, 1977. Shipbuilder: STX Finland Oy (Wärtsilä Helsinki), the city of Helsenki, Finland.

Main characteristics: most length is 70.9 meters, most width is 16 meters, the height of the board 4.8 meters, maximum draft is 3.58 meters. Gross capacity 2427 reg. tons, deadweight 257 tons. The power of the main engine is 3 x 2100 horsepower. Moving speed ranges from 1.69 to 14.4 knots.

The icebreaker is able to overcome the ice thickness up to 0.9 meters.

38. Kapitan Sorokin (D-E)

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The diesel icebreaker «Kapitan Sorokin» is the head in a series of four icebreakers of the «Kapitan Sorokin» class built by the Finnish shipyard «Wärtsilä», commissioned by the USSR.

The icebreaker is designed to work in the Arctic seas. The diesel icebreaker «Kapitan Sorokin» was launched on December 10, 1976, built on July 14, 1977. In the late 90-es it was modernized according to the project of the German firm «Thyssen-Nordseewerke» with the change in the shape of the bow part of the hull (the shape of the bow was changed to a pontoon-shaped one) at the shipyard in Germany.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage is 15385 tons, deadweight is 5138 tons. Length 129.39 meters, width 26.74 meters, board height 12.3 meters, draft of 8.5 meters. Travel speed on clean water is 18 knots. Autonomy of the voyage for 28-29 days. The vessel has 3 propellers in the stern.

Video + video (view from the inside).

39. Kapitan Zarubin (D-E)

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«Kapitan Zarubin» icebreaker is the last linear icebreaker in a series of six icebreakers of the 1105 project, which was commissioned by the USSR at the Wärtsilä shipyard (since 2012 Arctech Helsinki Shipyard), Helsinki, Finland.

Linear icebreakers of Project 1105 are of the «river-sea» type, capable of operating in ice up to 1 meter thick. Equipped with a towing hook. The vessels are intended for work in the seaports of the south, west and north of Russia.

The 1105 icebreakers are used to guide caravans of ships in difficult ice conditions, as well as port icebreakers.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage 1600 tons, deadweight 262 tons. The length is 73.9 meters, the width is 16.3 meters, the draft is 3.5 meters. The speed on clean water is 25.7 km/h. Speed at an ice thickness of 0.4 meters is 3 km/h. There are 28 seats for the crew on board. Autonomy 20 days. Engines: diesel-electric. Installed capacity: 6330 horsepower.

Video.

40. Karu (D-E)

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Diesel-electric icebreaker «Karu» was built in 1958 at the Finnish shipyard company «Wärtsilä» commissioned by the USSR.

Currently, it is operated as part of the fleet of the Northwest Basin Branch with a view to icebreaking guiding of vessels as part of a caravan and an individual icebreaking guiding of vessels navigating to the seaports of the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland.

The vessel has an unrestricted area of navigation.

Main characteristics:

Displacement — 3597 tons
Deadweight — 733 tons
Overall length — 74.15 meters
Overall width — 17.45 meters
Board Height — 8.80 meters
Draft — 6.28 meters
Speed — 13.00 knots
Fuel reserves — 200 tons
Fuel Type — diesel
Power — 5 520 kW
Autonomy -25 days.

41. Krasin (D-E)

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Diesel polar icebreaker «Krasin» is the last in a series of three icebreakers of the «Ermak» type, built by Finland on the order of the Soviet Union.

The diesel polar icebreaker «Krasin» was laid down on July 9, 1974, launched in 1976, built on April 28, 1976. The icebreaker was built at the Helsinki shipyard «Wärtsilä», commissioned by the V / O «Sudoimport». Currently it is managed by the Transport Group FESCO.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage is 14058 tons, deadweight is 7554 tons, displacement is 20247 tons. The overall length is 134.84 meters, the width is 26.05 meters, the height of the board is 16.71 meters, the draft is 11.0 meters. Travel speed on clean water is 20.3 knots.

Video.

42. Leader (N)   *PROJECT

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It is assumed that the construction of the nuclear icebreaker «Leader» will take about 3.5 years. The construction can take place either at «Baltzavod» (if it is modernized) or at «Severnaya Verf» (North shipyard) with completion at «Baltzavod».

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, by year of 2025 the expected cargo flow in the Arctic in connection with the commissioning of new deposits on the Yamal Peninsula will be about 40 million tons, while the commercial effect of using the Northern Sea Route in exporting hydrocarbons and transit cargo will be achieved only if transport ships with a speed of at least 10-11 knots. It is planned that the limitless thickness of solid ice, overcome by the icebreaker «Leader», will be 4.3 meters at a commercially effective speed of 11-12 knots — 2 meters.

Three operational Russian nuclear ships by year of 2020 will run out of service. They should be replaced by three nuclear ships: the main ship «Arktika», as well as two serial ships «Sibir» and «Ural». All vessels are built at the «Baltic plant» in St. Petersburg on the order of «Rosatomflot».

The new atomic icebreakers of project 10510 «Leader» is conceived as the world’s most powerful nuclear icebreakers, their capacity is 120 MW. The main tasks of the new nuclear-powered vessels should be to ensure year-round navigation along the Northern Sea Route and conduct expeditions to the Arctic. Guiding large-tonnage vessels is expected due to the large width of these icebreakers.

Earlier it was reported that three Arctic icebreakers would be needed to develop the Arctic.

Icebreaker 10510 «Leader» (LK-110Ya, LK-120Ya) is a promising type of Russian nuclear icebreakers. The abbreviation of the name stands for «an icebreaker, with a capacity of 120 MW (on a shaft), with a nuclear power unit». «Leader» can easily overcome Arctic ice with a thickness of more than 4 m and build a navigable canal for guiding ships with a width of 50 m. «Leader» will be able to pass through two-meter ice at a speed of 14 knots. Conventional icebreakers of the LK-60 series with the same ice thickness move no faster than two knots and are able to break the «road» no wider than 36 m. The construction of the building is estimated at 80 billion rubles.

Currently, the «Leader» exists in the form of a layout.

It is reported that the nuclear icebreaker «Leader» of project 10510, as well as all subsequent icebreakers will be built of innovative materials. special metals are being developed that will be able not only to self-diagnose in case of damage and corrosion, but also to be transformed for self-healing purposes.

In the hull of the future ship — for the first time in history — there will not be identical frames (the so-called transverse ribs of the structure forming the outlines of the hull). This will provide the icebreaker with unprecedented patency in the ice compared to its «classmates». Thanks to the new technical solutions, the «Leader» will be able to overcome Arctic ice with a thickness of more than 4 m, laying a navigable canal with a width of 50 m at a speed of up to 10 knots (about 19 km/h) / (source).

Video + video.

43. Magadan (D-E)

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The icebreaker «Magadan» was built on December 29, 1982 in Finland at the shipyard company «Wärtsilä» commissioned by the USSR

The icebreaker is a two-deck vessel with an elongated tank, with a six-tier superstructure shifted to the bow part, with a double bottom and double boards in the middle part, with an icebreaker bow and a transom stern.

Main characteristics: displacement 6210 tons, deadweight 1909 tons. The length is 88.49 meters, width 21.17 meters, the height of the board is 10.5 meters, the draft is 6.5 meters. The speed is 16.5 knots. Four diesel engines with a total capacity of 9560 kW are installed.

Video + video.

44. Moskva (D-E)

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The diesel-electric icebreaker «Moskva» is the main one in the series of two vessels of the project 21900, which were built by the JSC «Baltiyskiy Zavod» (the city of St. Petersburg) by the order of FSUE «Rosmorport«.

The 21900 icebreaker is a two-deck vessel with two full-rotor screwdrivers with a total capacity of 16 megawatts. The hull is designed for passing an ice thickness of more than 1 meter. The hull shape is designed taking into account new technological developments to reduce energy consumption for ice breakdown and improve the vessel’s operational performance.

The icebreaker is designed for guiding large-tonnage tankers up to 50 meters wide; towing ships in ice and on clean water; cargo transportation; performance of rescue operations and assistance to vessels; the control of oil spills and chemicals in the open sea and fire extinguishing.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage is 9491 tons, deadweight is 7243 tons. The length is 114.0 meters, the width is 28.02 meters, the height of the board is 12.4 meters, the draft is 8.5 meters. The speed on clean water is 16.0 knots. Crew of 26 people. There are two Wartsila 12V32 engines (6000 kW each) and two Wartsila 9L32 engines (4500 kW each). Propeller — 2 helical columns with 4 blades. There is a platform on board for receiving helicopters of the Ka-32 or Ka-226 type.

Video + video.

45. Mudyug (D)

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The Russian diesel icebreaker «Mudyug» is the head one in a series of three icebreakers of the «Mudyug» type, which was built in Finland at the Wärtsilä shipyard commissioned by the USSR. It was built on October 29, 1982.

The «Mudyug» type icebreaker is a two-deck vessel with an elongated tank, with a six-tier superstructure shifted to the bow part, with a double bottom and double boards in the middle part, with an icebreaker bow and a transom stern.

The icebreaker is intended for independent icebreaking guiding of large-tonnage vessels, towing non-self-propelled vessels and floating structures, is equipped with a fire fighting system, and can also perform work to assist vessels that are in distress.

Main characteristics: displacement is 6954 tons, deadweight is 2920 tons. The length is 111.56 meters, the width is 22.2 meters, the height of the board is 10.5 meters, the draft is 6.82 meters. The speed is 16.5 knots. Icebreakability is 115 centimeters. Autonomy of navigation for 25 days.

Video + video + video.

46. Murman (D-E)

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The multifunctional rescue vessel-icebreaker «Murman» is the second in a series of two ships of the MPSV 06 NY project, which is being built at the Nordic Yards Wismar GMBH shipyard commissioned by the Federal Maritime and River Transport Agency of the Russian Federation.

The icebreaker is capable of performing the following tasks: patrolling, rescue duty in shipping areas and fisheries, assistance in hazardous areas, search and assistance for those in distress, removal from shallows and reefs, towing of emergency vessels, icebreaking operations in ports and freezing non-Arctic seas with an ice thickness of up to 1.5 meters, assisting in fire extinguishing, rear and technical support, including diving operations at depths of up to 60 meters and examination of the bottom and objects at depths of up to 1,000 meters.

Main characteristics: length overall — about 87.7 meters, most width — about 19.1 meters, draft — 6.5 meters, full speed — 15 knots. The crew of the ship — 22 people.

Detailed characteristics (in Russian).

Video.

47. Murmansk (D-E)   *new

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The linear diesel-electric icebreaker «Murmansk» was laid on December 26, 2012.

The icebreaker has on its board: a helipad, cargo crane with lifting capacity of 25 tons, towing winch with pulling force of 120 tons.

Main characteristics: displacement is about 14,000 tons, deadweight of 5340 tons. The most length is 119.4 meters, the most width is 27.5 meters, the lowest draft is 8.5 meters. The shaft power is 17.4 MW. Ice patrolling is 1.5 meters. The speed on clean water is 17 knots. Power of main DG: 4х6750 kW. The crew is 35 people, the special staff is 22 people.

Video + video.

48. Nevskaya Zastava (D)

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The rescue tugboat icebreaker «Nevskaya Zastava» project 2805 was built to work in the water area of St. Petersburg and is the second icebreaker, specially built for the city. It was built on February 26, 2010. The first icebreaker for the city was built 105 years ago.

Features of the project 2805 is: lifting and lowering of the wheelhouse; the use of screw-steering columns; use of a manipulator crane and removable equipment for collecting oil products on clean water and in ice conditions; use of a bow anchor-mooring-towing winch for escorting ships; the presence of powerful water-foam guns for fire extinguishing.

The icebreaker is used for: execution of works on liquidation of oil products spills, including during the winter period; conducting icebreaking works to prevent congested formations on the Neva River; destruction and elimination of ice formations at the sites of water intake from the Neva River; the laying of channels for emergency ice navigation of ships after the closure of navigation; extinguishing fires (including on high-board vessels); escorting of ships; towing of ships, including oil-loading; participation in rescue (drainage) works.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage 540 tons, deadweight 273 tons. The overall length is 40.5 meters, the width is 12.0 meters, the board height is 5.2 meters, the maximum draft is 3.8 meters. Power (about 5000 hp.) is provided by two main engines of Wärtsilä 9L20 with a capacity of 1800 kW each. Icefall is 0.6 m at a speed of 2 km/h. Draft on mooring lines 380 kN. Crew of 9 people.

Video + videovideo + video (on board).

49. Nikolay Zubov (D-E)   *PROJECT

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Combat icebreaker «Nikolay Zubov» will be laid in the spring of 2018.

It is reported that an ice class patrol ship of project 23550 «Nikolay Zubov» will be laid at the «Admiralty Shipyards» of St. Petersburg for the Russian Navy in the spring of 2018.

The project ships 23550 are designed to protect Arctic water resources, convoy and tow to the port of detained vessels, escort and support vessels, participate in rescue operations, transport special cargoes, and also launch artillery strikes against naval, coastal and air targets.

The patrol icebreaker is able to perform tasks in the Arctic zone both independently and as part of warship groupings, as well as to carry out escort functions on Arctic communications.

Armament: cruise missiles «Kalibr», an automatic 100-mm artillery unit. In addition, the ship provides a helipad and a hangar for the basing of a helicopter and unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as two high-speed combat boats of the Raptor type.

Length — 110 m
Width — 20 m
Draft — 6 m
Displacement — 8500 tons
Speed — 16 knots
Icebreakability — 1,5 m
Crew — 60 people. (additional — 50 people).
Autonomy — approx. 60 days.
The area of navigation is unlimited.

50. Novorossiysk (D-E)   *new

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The linear diesel-electric icebreaker «Novorossiysk» is the third in a series of three icebreakers of the project 21900M (LK-16), which is being built by United Shipbuilding Corporation for the needs of FSUE «Rosmorport».

The linear diesel-electric icebreaker «Novorossiysk» was laid on December 12, 2012.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage is 11,720 tons, the deadweight is 5142 tons, the displacement is 14334 tons. The length is 119.79 meters, the width is 27.5 meters, the board’s height is 12.4 meters, the draft is 8.5 meters. The speed is 17 knots.

The icebreaker is built using advanced technologies and is able to overcome ice thickness up to 1.5 meters.

Video + videovideo (snowboarding near the icebreaker).

51. Ob (D-E)   *new

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Icebreaker «Ob» is under construction now.

The Aker ARC 124 port icebreaker was laid on 26.9.2016 in Vyborg (Leningrad region) at the «Vyborg Shipyard«. The icebreaker is intended for the Arctic port of Sabetta.

The icebreaker project was developed by Aker Arctic Technology (Finland), the vessel is designed to provide year-round navigation of LNG tankers on the approach channel and in the water area of the Sabetta port on the Yamal peninsula.

Distinctive feature of the vessel is an innovative propulsion complex consisting of 4 screw-steering columns with a capacity of about 2.5 MW each located in pairs in the bow and stern, which allows the vessel to work in the ice both bow and stern forward, and also provides its high maneuverability.

Specifications:
Length — 84.3 m, width — 21.3 m, draft — 6.5 m.
Deadweight — 750 tons
Maximum speed: 15 knots
Power: 4 × 2.5 MW
Icebreakability: 1.5 meters
Main power unit — 3х4880 kW
The propulsion unit — 4х3000 kW
Crew: 18 people (plus it is possible to take 12 people extra)

Building process (photos).

More photos of the icebreaker (videoclip).

52. Polar Pevek (D-E)

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The ship was built at the Aker Langster Shipyard.

«Polar Pevek» is the third vessel in Russia with unique azimuthal propellers, which make it possible to overcome ice, moving stern forward. According to the technical passport, it is capable of moving in ice thickness of 1.2 meters at a speed of 2 knots. This is the first vessel in its class capable of performing the functions of an icebreaker and a port tugboat.

The vessel is intended for guiding together with linear icebreakers and providing mooring of tankers with deadweight from 100 to 150 thousand tons to the oil terminal of Exxon Neftegas Limited in the port of DeKastri.

The vessel was built by order of the Primorsk Shipping Company together with the Norwegian company Ribert Shipping. Under the contract, the ship will operate in DeKastri port for 15 years.

53. Project 10570 (N)   *PROJECT

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Multifunctional nuclear icebreaker project 10570 is developed by the Central Design Bureau «Iceberg» (St. Petersburg) and is designed to work on the Northern Sea Route, but in shallow areas. The relevance of the new development is related to the plans for the development of the transport potential of the Northern Sea Route (NSR).

When developing a multifunctional nuclear icebreaker project of an offshore type, the concept of creating a «unified basic platform vessel» was used, which had identical solutions for the general arrangement, body structures, basic power equipment and systems assembly, power equipment, security systems, radio communication, navigation, etc.

The icebreaker is designed for:
— Icebreaking guiding ships in the shallow sections of the Arctic shelf;
— Ensuring ice safety and assistance in supplying drilling platforms;
— Performance of rescue operations in ice conditions and on clean water;
— Additional tasks depending on the selected special equipment assembly.

The icebreaker of 10570 Project has the following parameters: the thickness of the ice to overcome is up to 2.4 m, the length of the vessel is about 152 m, the width is about 31 m, the displacement is 20.7 thousand tons, the capacity of the modified reactor unit RITM-200 is 40 megawatts.

In 2015, the development of a draft icebreaker design was completed. CDB «Iceberg» declares the possibility of developing a technical design of the vessel for 1.5 years. The cost of developing a technical project for a multifunctional atomic icebreaker offshore type project 10570 will be 0.8 billion rubles. Commissioning of the new nuclear icebreaker project 10570 is expected in the year of 2022.

Length — 142.2 m
Width — 30,0 m
Draft — 8,5 m
Total power on the screws — 40 MW
Icebreakability: about 2.3-2.4 m at a speed of 1.5-2 knots
Autonomy:
-For provisions — 6 months.
-for fuel reserves — unlimited
Crew — 50 people.
Expedition — 50 people.

Video.

Source.

54. Sankt-Peterburg (D-E)

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The diesel-electric icebreaker «Sankt-Peterburg» is the second in a series of two ships of the project 21900, which were built by JSC «Baltic Plant» (St. Petersburg) by order of FSUE «Rosmorport».

The 21900 icebreaker is a two-deck vessel with two full-rotor screwdrivers with a total capacity of 16 megawatts. The hull is designed for passing an ice thickness of more than 1 meter.

The hull shape is designed taking into account new technological developments to reduce energy consumption for ice breakdown and improve the vessel’s operational performance.

The icebreaker is designed for guiding large-tonnage tankers up to 50 meters wide; towing ships in ice and on clean water; cargo transportation; performance of rescue operations and assistance to vessels; the control of oil spills and chemicals in the open sea and fire extinguishing.

To increase the efficiency of the icebreaker and reduce the payback period, the vessel has the opportunity to being used in the summer, including to service oil and gas fields and shore terminals.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage is 9491 tons, deadweight is 7107 tons, displacement is 14300 tons. Length 114.0 meters, width 28.0 meters, board height 12.4 meters, draft of 8.5 meters. The speed on clean water is 16.0 knots. Crew of 26 people. There are two Wartsila 12V32 engines (6000 kW each) and two Wartsila 9L32 engines (4500 kW each). Propeller — 2 helical columns with 4 blades. There is a platform on board for receiving helicopters of the Ka-32 or Ka-226 type.

Launching the icebreaker in 2008 (video).

Video + video.

55. Semen Dezhnev (D-E)

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The icebreaker «Semen Dezhnev» is the last in a series of 14 ships of Project 97A, which was built at the «Admiralty Shipyard» in Leningrad, the USSR, from 1961 to 1971.

The icebreaker was laid down on March 30, 1971, launched on August 31, 1971.

The icebreaker operates in the water area of the seaport of St. Petersburg, providing guiding through the sea channel from the berths of the port to the Priyemniy buoy.

Main characteristics: tonnage is 2315 tons, deadweight is 1092 tons, displacement is 3147 tons. Length 68.49 meters, width 18.289 meters, board height 8.32 meters, draft of 6.05 meters. Travel speed on clean water is 14.0 knots. Autonomy of the voyage for 20 days. The crew of 33 people.

56. Sevmorput (N)

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The nuclear lighter-carrier/container ship «Sevmorput» is the only icebreaking-transport vessel in Russia with a nuclear power unit, it was built at the Kerch Shipyard «Zaliv» named after B.E. Butoma, in the period from 01 June 1982 to 31 December 1988.

The vessel is intended for transportation of: LESh type lighters in holds, in specially equipped cells and on the upper deck with loading and unloading them with a ship lighter crane; containers of ISO international standard in holds and on the upper deck without special re-equipment of the vessel, loading and unloading of containers should be carried out by shore means. Limited lots can be loaded and unloaded by container attachments of a lighter crane.

In total, the vessel can take on board 74 lighters with a carrying capacity of 300 tons or 1328 twenty-foot containers.

The strength of the hatch covers allows them to carry loaded lighters weighing 450 tons each, installed in two tiers in height, or 20 and 40 foot containers of the international standard in three tiers in height with a maximum permissible weight of each container 20.3 and 30.5 tons respectively .

Main characteristics: displacement 38226 tons, deadweight 33240 tons. The length is 260.3 meters, the width is 32.2 meters, the height of the board is 18.3 meters, the draft is 11.8 meters. The speed is 20.5 knots. The vessel is able to independently walk in continuous flat ice fields up to 1 meter thick at a speed of about two knots. The hull is divided by 11 transverse watertight bulkheads into 12 compartments, including 6 cargo holds.

From the moment the flag was raised and work began, the «Sevmorput» lighter carried 302,000 miles, transported more than 1.5 million tons of cargo, having carried out only one recharge of the nuclear reactor during this time.

Video + video + video + more photos (videoclip).

57. Sibir (N)   *new

Sibir nuclear-powered icebreaker launched in St Petersburg, Russia

The nuclear-powered icebreaker «Sibir» of the new generation LK-60 is the first serial icebreaker in a series of two icebreakers of the project 22220, which will be built by Baltiysky Zavod Shipbuilding LLC, commissioned by «Rosatom» State Corporation.

The ship’s two-hull design allows using it both in Arctic waters and in the mouths of Polar rivers.

Main characteristics of the nuclear icebreaker project 22220: displacement 33540 tons, length 173.3 meters, width 34 meters, draft on the structural waterline 10.5 meters, the minimum working draft of 8.55 meters. The icebreaker has a two-reactor power unit with the main steam source from the new generation 175 MW RITM-200 reactor, specially designed for this vessel.

Launching the icebreaker: video + video.

58. Stepan Makarov (D-E)   *new

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«Stepan Makarov» icebreaker is the first in a series of three ships of the project 71024 to be built at the shipyard Arctech Helsinki Shipyard, Helsinki, Finland, for the largest Russian shipping company «Sovcomflot».

The vessels of this series are intended for servicing the production platforms at the oil and gas offshore fields of the «Sakhalin-2» project.

The main tasks of the ship are to ensure the safety of personnel of the offshore oil and gas production platforms of «Sakhalin Energy» in the Sea of Okhotsk, to respond to emergency spills at sea and to support the company’s operations within its technical capabilities. A high ice class (Icebreaker6) and equipment designed for operation in conditions of low temperatures (up to -35 C) will allow the ship to operate efficiently throughout the year.

A multifunctional icebreaking rescue vessel, built with the use of the latest technology, is designed to service drilling offshore platforms, rescue operations, and oil spill response. In addition, the vessels of this project can perform cargo delivery and assist other specialized vessels during diving operations at sea.

The length of the new icebreaking duty ships is about 100 meters, width — 21.6 meters. Four diesel generators of the ship produce an aggregate power of about 21 mW, and propulsion plants — 13 mW.

Vessels are capable of operating under conditions of drifting ice at temperatures up to minus 35 ° C. The ice breakability of this project is extremely high: operation is possible with an ice field thickness of up to 1.5 m.

Video.

59. Taymyr (N)

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The nuclear-powered icebreaker «Taymyr» is the main one in the series of two vessels of the project 10580, which was built in Finland at the Wärtsilä shipyard, Helsinki, commissioned by the Soviet Union.

The icebreaker «Taymyr» is designed for guiding vessels to the mouths of Siberian rivers, since it has a reduced draft.

Main characteristics: tonnage 20791 tons, deadweight 3581 tons. Most length is 151.8 meters, most width is 29.2 meters, the height of the board is 15.2 meters, the draft is 8.1 meters. The speed is 18.5 knots.

Engines: atomic turbo-electric (two turbo-generators GTA 6421-OM5) with a total capacity of 2 x 18400 kW.

Propeller: 3 fixed-pitch propellers with detachable blades.

This nuclear unit allows the icebreaker to go through ice of 2 meters thick. With an ice thickness of 1.77 meters, the speed of the icebreaker is 2 knots. The icebreaker can operate at temperatures as low as -50 ° C.

Video.

60. Timofey Guzhenko (D-E)

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The naming ceremony for «Timofey Guzhenko», the Russian Arctic shuttle tanker of 70,000 DWT, ordered by the Sovcomflot (SCF) Group, took place on 19 February 2009. This is the third vessel in a series of three enhanced ice-class vessels designed for seaborne transportation of oil from the Varandey oil field situated above the polar circle (operated by Naryanmarneftegaz, a joint venture of Lukoil and ConocoPhilips). «Timofey Guzhenko» was accepted for operation on 24 February 2009 and the tanker started regular voyages transporting crude oil from the Varandey terminal to the Port of Murmansk.

The tanker «Timofey Guzhenko» has the following specifications:

— Length on Average – 257.0m
— Breadth Moulded – 34.0m
— Draft Moulded – 14.0m
— Service Speed (open water) – 16.0 knots

While designing the series of Arctic shuttle tankers of “Vasily Dinkov” type, the most advanced and unique technical solutions were applied which makes it possible to operate effectively in the Arctic seas year-round. Applying the DAT principle (double acting tanker) provides for high ice-breaking capacity of the ship, when moving both bow or astern, which reduces the maneuvering time and strengthens the safety of the vessel. The ship has an ice-enhanced hull structure in accordance with LU6 (1A Super) ice-class under the classification of the Russian Register of Shipping. The tanker is equipped with two Azipod propulsion system units, producing total power output equaling 20 mW, with the system of dynamic positioning in ice and with a helicopter pad (source).

Detailed characteristics.

Video film about the icebreaker-tanker.

61. Toboy (D-E)

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An auxiliary tugboat of the icebreaker class «Toboy» was built by the order of «LUKOIL» at the «Keppel Singmarine» shipyards in Singapore.

Main characteristics: length is about 82 meters, width is 18.5 meters, draft is 9.3 meters, deadweight is 1930 tons, speed is 15 knots. The tugboat can overcome ice with a thickness of 1.5 meters at a speed of 2-3 knots. Crew — 19 people.

The ship is equipped with two «Steerprop» helical-steering columns 2 × 5000 kW.

62. Tor (D-E)

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The diesel-electric icebreaker «Tor» of project 374 was built at the shipyard of Wärtsilä in Finland, commissioned by Sweden. «Tor» icebreaker was built on February 3, 1964.

In 2008, FSUE «Rosmorport» bought out icebreakers «Tor» and «Yury Lisyanskiy», which had previously been used by the company through the bareboat charter contract. This allowed the company to increase the efficiency of icebreaker shipments to the seaports of the Baltic region.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage 3947 tons, deadweight 1024 tons. Length is 84.5 meters, width is 21.2 meters, the height of the board is 9.5 meters, the draft is 6.54 meters. The speed of clean water is 18.3 knots, in ice 0.5 meters thick 4.5 knots. The maximum thickness of the ice to overcome is up to 1 meter. Pulling force on the hook: maximum 80 tons; 45 tons on the brake. The power of the main propulsion system is 10.1 MW. The crew of 33 people.

63. Tundra (D-E)   *PROJECT

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The icebreaker of the project «TundRA 8200» was developed by specialists of the Leningrad shipyard «Pella«.

The icebreaker project was presented at the 7th International Naval Salon, which was held from July 01 to July 05, 2015 in the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex, St. Petersburg.

The icebreaker is designed for: icebreaker support for the basing and deployment of naval forces in ice conditions; towing; support of supply vessels; performance of rescue operations; removal of ships stranded; implementation of operations for the containment of oil and oil products spills on the surface of water using a mobile LEOS complex (liquidation of emergency oil spills); transportation of special cargo in containers on the upper deck and on standard pallets in the cargo hold; fire extinguishing on floating and coastal objects and places of ignition of oil and oil products spills.

Main characteristics: overall length 84 meters, overall width 20 m, overall draft 7.8 meters. Maximum speed on clean water is 15 knots. Range of navigation is 6000 miles. Crew of 82 people. The total capacity of the diesel-electric power unit is 15,000 kW. Maximum effort on the towing hook is 100 tons.

The vessel is intended for use in non-Arctic and Arctic seas.

It is reported that the icebreaker’s body is made of steel, and three diesel generators give the ship a total capacity of 16,800 kW. All this provides year-round operation with an unlimited area of navigation.

Photo gallery.

Technical data.

64. Ural (N)   *new

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The icebreaker «Ural» is a Russian nuclear icebreaker of the LK-60Y class (project 22220).

The icebreaker was laid down on July 25, 2016. Commissioning was scheduled for the year of 2020. On July 12, 2017, the new commissioning period was extended to 2022.

Icebreaker is designed to overcome the smooth ice thickness of 2.8-2.9 meters with a steady speed.

«Ural» has a two-reactor power unit with the main steam source from the new generation 175 MW RITM-200 reactor, specially designed for this ship. As reported on April 2, 2018, the process of welding the body of the first reactor of the power unit RITM-200 was completed. The delivery is scheduled for December 2020.

The icebreaker will operate in the western region of the Arctic: in the Barents, Pechora and Kara seas, as well as in the shallower sections of the Yenisei estuary and the Ob Bay area.

The declared resource of project 22220 icebreakers is 40 years, the resource of 60 MW reactor is 320 thousand hours.

Main characteristics:

Displacement — 33540 tons
Length — 173.3 m
Width — 34 m
Height — 15.2 m
Draft — 10.5 m / 8.55 m
Engines — 2 х RITM-200 reactors
Power — 60 MW (on shafts)
Propeller — 3 propellers
Travel speed — 22 knots (according to clean water)
Autonomy of navigation — 7 years (fuel reload)
Crew — 74 people

Video + video.

65. Varandey (D-E)

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The icebreaker was built in 2008 in Singapore at the «Keppel Singmarine» shipyard commissioned by LUKOIL.

Specifications:

Displacement: 10,874 tons.
Length — 100 m,
Width — 21.7 m, draft — 10.6 m.
Maximum speed: 15 knots.
Crew: 22 people.

The icebreaker can move at a speed of 3 knots in ice of 1.7 meters thick.

The vessel will be on permanent duty in the immediate vicinity of the stationary sea ice-resistant shipping berth of the Varandey terminal and ensure a safe ice situation during loading of the tankers.

66. Vasily Dinkov (D-E)

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The naming ceremony for the first Russian Arctic shuttle tanker (70,000 tonnes deadweight), ordered by the Sovcomflot Group, took place on 18 December 2007. The naming ceremony took place at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard (Republic of Korea). This is the first in a series of three enhanced ice-class tankers (“Vasily Dinkov”, “Timofey Guzhenko” and “Kapitan Gotsky”), designed to transport oil from the Varandey oil field within the Arctic Circle (operated by Naryanmarneftegaz — a joint venture between Lukoil and ConocoPhillips).

“Vasily Dinkov” has the following specifications:

Length Overall – 257.0m
Breadth Moulded – 34.0m
Draft Moulded – 14.0m
Service Speed (open water) – 16.0 knots.

The Arctic shuttle tankers of the “Vasily Dinkov” class incorporate the most advanced and unique technical features. These will make it possible to operate the ships in temperatures of minus 40°C, breaking ice of up to 1.5 metre thick without an icebreaker escort. The ships have an ice-enhanced hull structure, designed in accordance with LU6 (1A Super) ice-class, under the classification of the Russian Register of Shipping. The tankers are equipped with two Azipod propulsion units, with a total power output equivalent to 20mW. The ships all have a dynamic positioning system for use in ice and a helicopter pad (source).

Detailed characteristics.

67. Vaygach (N)

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The atomic shallow icebreaker «Vaygach’ is the second in a series of two ships of the project 10580, which was built in Finland at the Wärtsilä shipyard, Helsinki, commissioned by the Soviet Union. It was built on August 1, 1990.

The icebreaker has a reduced draft that allows it to service vessels following the Northern Sea Route with the entrance to the mouths of Siberian rivers.

The main application is the escort of ships with metal from Norilsk and ships with timber and ore from Igarka to Dixon port.

Main characteristics: tonnage 20791 tons, deadweight 3,550 tons. The most length is 149.7 meters, the most width is 28.87 meters, the height of the board is 15.68 meters, the draft is 9.0 meters. The speed of 20 knots.

Engines: Atomic turbo-electric (two turbo-generators GTA 6421-OM5) with a total capacity of 2 x 18400 kW.

Propeller: 3 fixed-pitch propellers with detachable blades.

The nuclear unit allows the icebreaker to go through ice of 2 meters thick. With an ice thickness of 1.77 meters, the speed of the icebreaker is 2 knots. The icebreaker can operate at temperatures as low as -50 ° C.

Video + video.

68. Viktor Chernomyrdin (D-E)   *new

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The icebreaker is designed both for self-guiding of vessels in shallow Arctic areas and in the mouths of Siberian rivers, and for working as an auxiliary icebreaker in complex caravans along the Northern Sea Route.

The anti-icing system ensures the supply of compressed air along the shipboard of the vessel, which eliminates the freezing (sticking) of the hull and reduces the coefficient of friction when it interacts with ice, etc. This significantly increases the ship’s ice passage and, accordingly, the speed of the guiding of the vessel.

Main characteristics: displacement 22258 tons. The maximum length is 146.8 meters, the width is 29.0 meters, the lowest draft is 8.5 meters, the maximum draft is 9.5 meters. Power unit 25MW. The speed is about 17 knots. Autonomy is 60 days. Icebreakability of 2 meters. Crew of 38 people. Special forces 90 people.

Purpose of the vessel: it can independently guide caravans or work in conjunction with an atomic icebreaker-leader; provides assistance to the courts and performs rescue operations in ice conditions and on clean water, makes expedition cruises; performs the functions of a fire ship when extinguishing fires on ships, drilling and oil platforms; provides the performance of underwater technical work using the ship’s diving complex in container design, the possibility of placing it on the ship is provided, in the areas of installation of drilling and oil producing platforms and laying of underwater pipelines; exploration of the seabed, search and rescue operations using special complexes installed on the ship.

This is the largest and most powerful non-nuclear icebreaker in the world.

Launching the icebreaker (video) + video + video.

69. Vitus Bering (D-E)

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«Vitus Bering» icebreaker is the head vessel of the «Vitus Bering» series. The vessels of this series will allow year-round delivery to the oil production platforms of personnel, necessary supplies and consumables. The icebreakers of this series are planned, in particular, to be used to ensure the uninterrupted operation of the oil producing platforms in the Sea of Okhotsk at the Arkutun-Dagi field within the «Sakhalin-1» project.

Main characteristics: deadweight 3950 tons. Length 99.2 meters, width 21.7 meters, draft of 7.9 meters. The crew is 22 people. This vessel can work in ice thickness up to 1.7 meters and can walk stern forward.

Video + video (building process).

70. Vladimir Ignatyuk (D-E)

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Multifunctional icebreaker «Vladimir Ignatyuk» was built on July 30, 1983. Shipbuilder: «Versatile Pacific Victoria», the city of Esquimalt, Canada. In 2003 the icebreaker was bought out for the needs of the Russian fleet.

Main characteristics:
Displacement — 7 065 tons
Length — 88 m
Width — 17,50 m
Height — 40
Board height — 10 m
Draft — 8,27 m
Gross tonnage — 4391
Engines — 8TM410, Stork Werkspoor — 4pcs.
Power — 4 х 4265 hp.
Travel speed — 15.5 knots
Range of navigation — 1920 nautical miles
Autonomy of navigation — 58 days
Crew — 24 + 10 people.

Video (excursion to the icebreaker «Vladimir Ignatyuk»).

71. Vladislav Strizhov (D-E)

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The multifunctional icebreaker supply vessel «Vladislav Strizhov» was built on March 12, 2003 by the Norwegian company «Havyard Leirvik AS» commissioned by «Sevmorneftegaz», which is a 100% subsidiary of OJSC «Gazprom».

The icebreaking vessel is capable of transporting the following shipments of supplies for the drilling platform: cargo on deck, service water, fresh water, supply diesel fuel, drilling fluid, liquid for drilling fluid preparation, brine, bulk cargo for drilling. The vessel is designed for operation and ice guiding in ice thickness of 1.5 meters. In addition, the vessel is capable of operating on liquidation of oil spills, as a diving vessel and a vessel for carrying out emergency duty and rescue operations.

The vessel is equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion complex with helix-type columns of the Azipod type (2×7.5 kW). For operation at low temperatures, the vessel is equipped with a modern heating system and equipment to prevent ice formation on hull structures.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage is 5871 tons, deadweight is 3867 tons, displacement is 9610 tons. The length is 99.3 meters, the width is 19.0 meters, the height of the board is 10.5 meters, the draft is 8.0 meters. The maximum speed is 15 knots. The vessel can navigate in ice thickness of 1.7 meters at a speed of 2.0 knots, at temperatures below 50 degrees Celsius.

72. Vladivostok (D-E)   *new

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Icebreaker of the project 21900M «Vladivostok» is the most powerful diesel-electric icebreaker among all functioning in the Russian Federation (as of August, 2016).

A linear diesel-electric icebreaker «Vladivostok» with the capacity of about 16 MW of the project 21900M (LK16) is designed to: work as a linear icebreaker with high maneuverability and ice breakability (continuous movement in ice with an ice thickness of up to 1.5 meters); towing ships and other floating structures in ice and on clean water; rendering assistance to vessels and performing rescue operations in ice conditions and on clean water; delivery of necessary equipment and participation in oil spill response operations using the equipment on board; ensuring the performance of underwater technical work using equipment and special complexes installed on the ship in the areas of installation of drilling and oil platforms, laying submarine pipelines, seabed research, search and rescue operations; performance of the functions of a fire-fighting vessel in extinguishing fires on ships, drilling and oil-producing platforms; a number of other special works at sea.

The 21900M icebreaker is a two-deck vessel of an unrestricted navigation area with two full-swing rudder columns (total power of 18 megawatts) and a thruster, which is equipped with a helicopter pad.

Main characteristics: displacement is about 14,000 tons, deadweight is 5,340 tons. The most length is 119.4 meters, the most width is 27.5 meters, the lowest draft is 8.5 meters. The shaft power is 17.4 MW. Ice patrolling is 1.5 meters. The speed on clean water is 17 knots. Power of main DG: 4х6750 kW. The crew is 35 people, the special staff is 22 people.

Building process (photos).

Video + videovideo.

73. Vyacheslav Tikhonov (D-E)

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The research vessel of geophysical prospecting «Vyacheslav Tikhonov» was built on August 4, 2011. Shipbuilder: Drydocks World, Dubai, UAE. The vessel was built by order of Polarcus Selma Ltd, a member of the Polarcus Group. On August 08, 2011, it was handed over to the customer.

The vessel was built according to the Ulstein X-Bow project of the Norwegian company «Ulstein». It is designed for exploration on the continental shelf, primarily in the difficult climatic conditions of the Arctic and subarctic seas.

After commissioning, the seismic vessel was purchased by the SKF Group of Companies under bareboat charter (with the right to rename and change the flag) from Polarcus Limited. The charter contract with «Sovcomflot» was concluded for a period of 5 years, with the right to buy the ship by the charterer after three years of operation, which entered into force in August 2011.

Main characteristics:

Displacement 5453 tons
Deadweight is 1693 tons.
Length is 84.22 meters,
Width of 17.0 meters,
Height of the board is 7.5 meters,
Draft is 6.1 meters.
Speed is 18.5 knots.
Crew is 22 people.
Ice class: 1A.
Number and power of the main engine: 4х2850 kW.
Main engine model: W9L26 Auxpac.

Video + video + video + video.

74. Yamal (N)

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The nuclear-powered icebreaker «Yamal» is a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker of the Arctic class, which became the twelfth ship that reached the North Pole.

The nuclear icebreaker «Yamal» was laid in 1986 at the Baltic plant, St. Petersburg. Launched in 1992. It was put into operation on October 27, 1992. Owner: Russian Federation.

«Yamal» can chop ice, moving forward and backward. Reversing the engine (changing the direction of full spinning rotation in one direction to full in the other) takes 11 seconds, with a screw weight of 50 tons.

A stylized image of a shark mouth on the icebreaker’s bow appeared in 1994 as an element of decoration for a children’s cruise, then left at the request of travel companies and eventually became traditional.

Main characteristics: displacement 20646 tons, deadweight 2750 tons. The length is 150.0 meters, the width is 30 meters, the board height is 17.2 meters, the average draft is 11.0 meters. The maximum speed on clean water is 21 knots. Autonomy of navigation on fuel for 5 years, for products of 7.5 months. The crew is 150 people. The icebreaker can take on board 100 passengers. Icebreaker is designed to overcome the smooth ice thickness of 2.5-3.5 meters with a steady speed of 1-2 knots.

Type of main unit: atomic turbo-electric. The power of the main unit is 75,000 horsepower.

Video + video + video (AARI-2009 «Arctic shelf» expedition).

75. Yuribey (D-E)   *new

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On September 16, 2017 at the site of LLC «Craneship» (Temryuk, Krasnodar region, Russia), there was a ceremony of launching an icebreaking tugboat built in the framework of the «Portoflot» project.

It is reported that the icebreaking tugboat «Yuribey» is equipped with Azipod ICE1400 azimuth columns and has an ice class Arc 6. This is an innovative tugboat with the latest electromotive system.

The power of the icebreaking tugboat «Yuribey» is 7 MW, icebreakability is 1 meter at a speed of 2 knots. Length — 39, 54 m, width — 14 m. The number of crew — 10 people.

Detailed information (additional photos, specifications etc.).

Video + video.

76. Yuriy Lisyanskiy (D-E)

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The icebreaker «Yuriy Lisyanskiy» is the ninth in a series of 14 ships of the 97A project, which was built at the «Admiralty Shipyard» in Leningrad, the USSR, between 1961 and 1971. The icebreaker carries out guiding to St. Petersburg port.

Main characteristics: tonnage 2255 tons, deadweight 1092 tons, displacement 3147 tons. Length 68.49 meters, width 18.289 meters, board height 8.32 meters, draft of 6.05 meters. The speed on clean water is 14.9 knots. Autonomy of the voyage for 20 days. The crew of 33 people.

Video (view from the board).

77. Yuriy Topchev (D-E)

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The multifunctional icebreaker supply vessel «Yuriy Topchev» was built on November 14, 2006 by the Norwegian company «Havyard Leirvik AS» commissioned by «Sevmorneftegaz», which is a 100% subsidiary of OJSC «Gazprom».

The navigation areas of the vessel are: Arctic, Pechora and Okhotsk Seas. The vessel is designed to service drilling platforms in the development of the Prirazlomnoye field.

The icebreaking vessel is capable of transporting the following shipments of supplies for the drilling platform: cargo on deck, service water, fresh water, supply diesel fuel, drilling fluid, liquid for drilling fluid preparation, brine, bulk cargo for drilling. The vessel is designed for operation and ice guiding in ice thickness of 1.5 meters. In addition, the vessel is capable of operating on liquidation of oil spills, as a diving vessel and a vessel for carrying out emergency duty and rescue operations.

The vessel is equipped with a diesel-electric propulsion complex with helix-type columns of the Azipod type (2×7.5 kW). For operation at low temperatures, the vessel is equipped with a modern heating system and equipment to prevent ice formation on hull structures.

Main characteristics: gross tonnage is 5871 tons, deadweight is 3949 tons, displacement is 9672 tons. The length is 99.3 meters, the width is 19.0 meters, the height of the board is 10.5 meters, the draft is 8.0 meters. The maximum speed is 15 knots. The vessel can navigate in ice thickness of 1.7 meters at a speed of 2.0 knots, at temperatures below 50 degrees Celsius. Crew of 21 people.