Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker

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Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker Review and Specifications

Specifications of Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker

Year built 1983  /  Age : 34
Flag state Russia
Builder Burrard Yarrows Co (Victoria BC, Canada)
Class Canadian diesel icebreaker (CASPPR Arctic Class 4)
Owner MSCO (Murmansk Shipping Company)
Operator MSCO (Murmansk Shipping Company)
Speed 16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mph
Length (LOA) 88 m / 289 ft
Beam (width) 18 m / 59 ft
Gross Tonnage 4391 gt
Passengers 34
Crew 24
Decks 4
Former names Arctic Kalvik

Review of Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker

MS Vladimir Ignatyuk ("ледокол Владимир Игнатюк") is an icebreaking vessel is owned and operated by the Murmansk Shipping Company.Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker ship

One of the Russian icebreaker ships, Vladimir Ignatyuk is a diesel-powered icebreaker built for Beaudril Ltd - an oil-drilling company, subsidiary of Gulf Canada Resources (originally "British-American Oil", founded 1906).The vessel was used for ice breaking assistance and anchor handling in Beaufort Sea (north of Yukon and Alaska) being frozen over most of the year.

For 20 years after its launch (in the period between 1983 and 2003) the ship was operated under the names Kalvik (1983-1997) and Arctic Kalvik (1997-2003). In 2003, the vessel was sold to the Murmansk Shipping Company (abbrev MSCO) and since then operated as "Vladimir Ignatyuk". In 2011 and 2013, the US NSF (National Science Foundation) chartered the ship to open the way through McMurdo Sound (near Ross Island, Antarctica) for cargo ships delivering supplies to the US research stations in Antarctica.

Vladimir Ignatyuk itinerary program offers Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruises.

Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker vessel details

The Beaudril company's fleet also included two Class-4 icebreaker ships, one of which is the Canadian Coastguard ship CCGS Terry Fox (sister by design).

  • The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, no swimming pool, no elevator, no helipad (helicopter deck).
  • Max Draught: 8,3 m (27 ft)
  • DWT Deadweight tonnage: 2113 tons
  • Displacement tonnage: 10000 tons
  • Range: 3560 km (2210 ml)
  • Endurance: 58 days
  • Ice-class: Arctic 4
  • ice capacity: 1,8 m (6 ft)
  • Diesel fule storage: 1,920 m3 (67,770 ft3)

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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