Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker Review and Specifications
Specifications of Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker
|Builder||Wartsila Hietalahti shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)|
|Length (LOA)||135 m / 443 ft|
|Beam (width)||27 m / 89 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||14264 gt|
Review of Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker
MS Kapitan Nikolaev ("ледокол Капитан Николаев") 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 icebreaker ships, Kapitan Nikolaev was named in honor of the polar explorer and navigator Nikolai Mikhailovich Nikolaev (1897 - 1958).
On January 28, 2014, the operator of the North-West Basin Branch regional traffic control system of the Gulf of Finland received a distress call from a fisherman drifting on an ice floe near Lebyazhe village. The icebreaker Kapitan Nikolaev corresponded to the received coordinates. The St Petersburg Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre sent a helicopter to help. During the rescue operation, 5 km / 3 ml off the coast, the Nikolaev ship exercised constant radio contact with the helicopter crew and covered the whole area with its powerful searchlights. The fisherman was successfully rescued and promptly delivered to the shore.
Rosmorport's Kapitan Nikolaev itinerary program serves its home-port St Petersburg Russia.
Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker vessel details
- The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, 1 swimming pool (indoor, heated), 1 elevator, 1 helipad (helicopter deck).
- Max Draught: 8,5 m (28 ft)
- Displacement tonnage: 14917 tons
- DWT Deadweight tonnage: 4836 tons
- Power: Wartsila-Sulzer (six diesel engines type 9ZL40/48), each with 3040 kW output (compbined 18,24 MW)
- Propulsion: diesel-electric, with three shafts (each with 5,4 MW output, or combined 16,2 MW)
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.