Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker


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Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker Review and Specifications

Specifications of Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker

Year built 1977  /  Age : 41
Flag state Russia
Builder Wаrtsilа Marine (Helsinki, Finland)
Class Russian river icebreaker
Owner Russian Federation
Operator Rosmorport
Speed 13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA) 78 m / 256 ft
Beam (width) 17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage 1600 gt
Crew 18
Decks 4

Review of Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker

MS Kapitan Chechkin ("ледокол Капитан Чечкин") is an icebreaking vessel is owned and operated by Rosmorport. “Rosmorport” is a Russian FSUE (“Federal State Unitary Enterprise”) created in 2012 by the order of the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Transport.Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker ship

One of the Russian river icebreaker ships, Kapitan Chechkin was the first manufactured by Wаrtsilа Marine ship of the new at that time "Project 1105". The series of all 6 vessels was named after Captain Mikhail Alekseevich Chechkin (Михаил Алексеевич Чечкин, 1907-1973). During his carrer, he successfully carried out many complex and responsible campaigns in Russia's Arctic territories. He also participated in the construction of Krasnoyarsk Bridge (across Yenisei River) and also of Krasnoyarsk Dam (hydroelectric power station).

Rosmorport’s Kapitan Chechkin itinerary program offers sailings in White Sea, as well as in Russia’s Arctic Ocean waters with departures from home-port Astrakhan (on Volga River).

Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker vessel details

This vessel belongs to a series of all 6 "Kapitan Chechkin"-class (project 1105) Russian river icebreakers. Its sisters (with the same design) are the Kapitan-named ships Chadaev, Plakhin, Bukaev, Krutov, Zarubin.

Project 1105 icebreakers are of the type "river-sea", capable to operate in ice up to 1 meter thick. They are all equipped with a towing hook and intended for use at seaports in the south, west and north of Russia. These icebreakers operate on Volga River, Neva River, Azov Sea and Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland).

  • The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, no swimming pool, no elevator, 1 helipad.
  • Max Draught: 3,5 m
  • Displacement tonnage: 2240 tons
  • DWT Deadweight tonnage: 262 tons
  • ice-breaking capacity 1 m
  • Power outpu: 4720 kW

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.

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