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Moskva icebreaker Review and Specifications

Specifications of Moskva icebreaker

Year built 2008  /  Age : 9
Flag state Russia
Builder (Baltiysky Zavod) Baltic Shipyard (St Petersburg, Russia)
Class Russian diesel icebreaker (21900 class, Project 21900)
Owner Russian Federation
Operator Rosmorport
Speed 17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph
Length (LOA) 120 m / 394 ft
Beam (width) 28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage 11720 gt
Passengers 58
Crew 35
Decks 7
Decks with cabins 3

Review of Moskva icebreaker

MS Moskva ("ледокол Москва") is an icebreaking vessel is owned and operated by Rosmorport. Rosmorport is a Russian FSUE ("Federal State Unitary Enterprise") created in 2012 by the Russian Federation's Ministry of Transport.Moskva icebreaker ship

Among the newest Russian icebreaker ships, Moskva is named after the Russia's capital and biggest city. In January 2011, Rosmorport FSUE took delivery of the diesel-electric icebreakers Moskva and Sankt Peterburg, both built by the Baltic Shipyard company, with ship design by Baltsudoproekt. Moskva is the first in a new generation multipurpose Arctic icebreakers. The vessel is also the first ice-breaker featuring a diesel-electric power plant built at a Russian shipyard since the fall of USSR. All non-nuclear Russian icebreakers have been built abroad during that time.

These vessels are designed to escort big-capacity oil tankers, to rescue ships in ice floes, to fight fires on ships in the Arctic ocean and to clean up chemicals and oil spills in open sea.

Rosmorport's Moskva itinerary program offers Arctic cruise expeditions and research voyages with departures out of St Petersburg (the ship's home-port in Russia)

Moskva icebreaker vessel details

Project 21900 and 21900M icebreakers (aka LK-16), represents a series of 5 Russian ice-breakers. Two Project 21900 ships (Sankt Peterburg and Moskva) were built in St Petersburg (by Baltic Shipyard) and three Project 21900M ships were constructed as follows: two at Vyborg Shipyard (Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast) and one at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. The main purpose of this class icebreakers is assisting of heavy-tonnage ships, as well as towing of floating structures both in open sea and in Russian icebreaker ship design (Project 21900)

Project 21900M has been classified by RMRS (Russian Maritime Register of Shipping) as ice class "Icebreaker6". All these ships are intended for the Baltic Sea and Northern Sea Route along Russia's Arctic coast.

Besides Moskva, the list of other "Project 21900" class icebreaker ships also includes Murmansk (2015), Novorossiysk (2016), Sankt Peterburg (2009), Vladivostok (2015).

The list of services intended for these newest Russian icebreaker ships includes towage, escorting heavy-tonnage vessels, salvage and assistance vessels in distress, fire fighting on floating facilities, transportation of effective cargoes.

  • 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)
  • DWT Deadweight tonnage: 5370 tons
  • Displacement tonnage: 10000 tons
  • Icebreaking capacity: 1,5 m
  • cargo capacity: 33 TEUs (containers)
  • cargo deck size 800 m2 (8600 ft2)
  • Range: 20000 km (13000 ml)
  • Power: Four diesel engines (6,75 MW each, total power output 27 MW)
  • Propulsion: Diesel-electric; 2x Steerprop azimuth thrusters (8,7 MW each, total power output 17,4 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.

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