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Kapitan Moshkin icebreaker Review and Specifications

Specifications of Kapitan Moshkin icebreaker

Year built 1986  /  Age : 32
Flag state Russia
Builder Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)
Class Russian river icebreaker
Owner Russian Federation
Operator Rosmorport
Speed 13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA) 77 m / 253 ft
Beam (width) 17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage 2291 gt
Passengers 27
Crew 25

Review of Kapitan Moshkin icebreaker

MS Kapitan Moshkin ("ледокол Капитан Мошкин") 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 Moshkin is the last of the "Evdokmov"-class ships. The ship was named after Captain Vasily Mikhailovich Moshkin (1881-1965), winner of the Stalin Prize for outstanding inventions and fundamental improvements in the methods of production work (awarded 1950).

Kapitan Moshkin icebreaker ship

In February 2012, the 140-meter freighter ship Captain Ivan Vikulov (DWT 5989) caught fire following an explosion while in the ice in Azov Sea. The fire spread quickly to other parts of the vessel. A distress call was sent to the Ukraine authorities in Crimea. A helicopter was dispatched to evacuate 10 of the 14 crew onboard. The icebreaker Moshkin arrived on the scene and established a towline to the freighter. The remaining 4 crew were transferred to the icebreaker as fire engulfed the the entire freighter. Moshkin extinguished the blaze and Captain Ivan Vikulov was placed at anchor off Strilkove, Ukraine. No injuries were reported.

On December 11, 2012, Rosmorport's Azov Basin Branch icebreaking fleet started performing duties in Taganrog Bay of Azov Sea. The ships Moshkin, Chudinov and Demidov provided safe mooring of commercial ships near Elenina sandspit (eastern Azov Sea).

Kapitan Moshkin itinerary program offers sailings in the Sea of Azov (southeast Europe).

Kapitan Moshkin 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, Chudinov, Demidov, Evdokimov, Metsayk.

  • 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.

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