Dikson icebreaker Review and Specifications
Specifications of Dikson icebreaker
|Builder||Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)|
|Class||Russian diesel icebreaker|
|Speed||17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph|
|Length (LOA)||89 m / 292 ft|
|Beam (width)||21 m / 69 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||5342 gt|
Review of Dikson icebreaker
MS Dikson ("ледокол Диксон") is an icebreaking vessel owned by Rosmorport and operated by Arkhangelsk Sea Port. “Rosmorport” is a Russian FSUE ("Federal State Unitary Enterprise") created in 2012 by the order of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Transport.
One of the Russian icebreaker cruise ships, Dikson is named after the port of Dikson - an urban locality in Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District, Krasnoyarsk Krai, in Russia. It is a port on Kara Sea, located on a headland at the mouth of Yenisei Gulf, on the Arctic Ocean coast.
The ship's keel was laid on January 6, 1981. Its construction was completed on March 17, 1983.
In August 2012, the Russian icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn headed for a 2-month expedition from Murmansk (Russian Barents Sea port city) to find evidence supporting the claims of Russia for a ridge in the Arctic Ocean. The vessel reached Kirkenes (Norway) where the Dikson was docked. On August 6, 2012, both ships headed to the Arctic Ocean. The expedition explored the high-latitude boundaries of Mendeleev Ridge (Siberian Shelf, East Siberian Sea) in order Russia to obtain the priority rights to develop natural resources there. Dranitsyn was engaged in the seabed mapping while Dikson collected seismic data and also conducted geological and geophysical research.
Rosmorport's Dikson itinerary program offers scientific and Arctic cruise expeditions out of Arkhangelsk (Russian White Sea port city on Dvina River).
Dikson icebreaker vessel details
- The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, 1 swimming pool, 1 elevator, 1 helipad (helicopter deck).
- Max Draught: 6,5 m (21 ft)
- DWT Deadweight tonnage: 2281 tons
- Displacement tonnage: 6210 tons
- Icebreaking capacity: 1 m
- Power: 4 x Wartsila 8R32 (2390 kW output each, or 9,560 MW combined power output)
- Propulsion: 2 shafts, 4-bladed controllable pitch propellers
Note: In case of poor AIS coverage, tracking the vessel's current location will be impossible. You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all icebreakers and ice-breaking research ships in the "itinerary" section of our Icebreakers hub. All states and their fleets are listed there.