Dudinka icebreaker Review and Specifications
Specifications of Dudinka icebreaker
|Builder||Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)|
|Class||Russian diesel icebreaker|
|Speed||17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph|
|Length (LOA)||87 m / 285 ft|
|Beam (width)||21 m / 69 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||4121 gt|
Review of Dudinka icebreaker
MS Dudinka ("ледокол Дудинка) is an icebreaking vessel owned and operated by the Russian mining and metallurgical company “Norilsk Nickel” (headquarters in Moscow).
One of the Russian icebreaker ships, Dudinka is named after a town and administrative center of the Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky raion (Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia). Until October 2006, the vessel was operated under the name "Apu". It was mainly used for assisting commercial ships in Baltic Sea. After commissioning, the icebreaker worked in the Gulf of Bothnia (Baltic Sea, between Finland and Sweden) and was operated by the Finnish Maritime Administration. The ship was acquired by Norilsk Nickel in 2006 and since then is homeported in Dudinka, Russia.
Dudinka itinerary program serves the shipowner's business with ice-breaking operations on river Yenisei. The Norilsk Nickel company specializes in nickel, copper and palladium mining operations. It has smelting facilities in the Norilsk-Talnakh region (Krasnoyarsk Krai).
Dudinka icebreaker vessel details
The series consisted of two such icebreakers, Apu and Varma, launched earlier in 1968. They were both consequently sold to Latvia in 1994. Another three icebreakers with similar technical parameters are Tarmo (1963, Estonia-flagged), Tor (1964, Russia-flagged) and Njord (1969, Canada-flagged, later renamed to Polar Star).
- The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, 1 swimming pool, no elevators, 1 helipad.
- Max Draught: 6 m
- DWT Deadweight: 1219
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.