Kapitan Chudinov icebreaker Review and Specifications
Specifications of Kapitan Chudinov icebreaker
|Builder||Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)|
|Class||Russian river icebreaker|
|Speed||13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph|
|Length (LOA)||77 m / 253 ft|
|Beam (width)||17 m / 56 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||2291 gt|
Review of Kapitan Chudinov icebreaker
MS Kapitan Chudinov ("ледокол Капитан Чудинов") is an icebreaking vessel 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.
One of the Russian river icebreaker ships, Kapitan Chudinov is of the "Evdokmov"-class ships. In November 2010, the icebreakers Chudinov and Metsayk arrived to the seaport of Astrakhan (on Volga River). Both were planned to be included in the Rosmorport's local fleet. The company's deputy General Director Aleshkin and Management LLC director Kapitanov examined the vessels and signed the acceptance certificate of Chudinov.
Heavy ice conditions during 2009-2010 winter navigation revealed the deficit of icebreakers needed to provide efficient ice pilotage from the Russian seaports Olya and Astrkhan to Caspian Sea and in the reverse direction. This was the reason why Rosmorrechflot at the initiative of Astrakhan Region Authorities decided to enlarge the port's icebreaking fleet and transfer Metsayk and Chudinov to Astrakhan. Earlier both ships operated in the northeast Caspian Sea.
Kapitan Chudinov itinerary program offers sailings in the Sea of Azov with departures from home-port Rostov (on Don River, 32 km / 20 ml away from Azov Sea).
Kapitan Chudinov icebreaker vessel details
This vessel belongs to a series of all 8 "Kapitan Evdokimov"-class (project 1191) river icebreakers. Its sisters (with the same design) are the Kapitan-named ships Avraamiy Zavenyagin, Babichev, Borodkin, Demidov, Evdokimov, Metsayk, Moshkin.
- The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, no swimming pool, no elevator, 1 helipad.
- Max Draught: 2,6 m
- Displacement tonnage: 2340 tons
- DWT Deadweight tonnage: 328 tons
- ice-breaking capacity 1 m
- Power: 3x Wartsila 12V22B diesel engines (combined 4,8 MW power output), 3x generators (combined 4,6 MW output), 4x propulsion motors (each 0,95 MW power output)
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.