Admiral Makarov icebreaker
FESCO Russia (Icebreakers)
Admiral Makarov icebreaker current position
Admiral Makarov icebreaker current location is at North Russia (coordinates 77.12188 N / 70.40846 E) cruising The AIS position was reported 9 minutes ago.Current Position
Specifications of Admiral Makarov icebreaker
|Year of build||1975 / Age: 48|
|Builder||Helsinki Shipyard (Hietalahti-Helsinki, Finland)|
|Class||Russian diesel icebreaker|
|Engines (power)||Wartsila-Sulzer (30.4 MW / 40767 hp)|
|Propulsion power||26.5 MW / 35537 hp|
|Speed||20 kn / 37 km/h / 23 mph|
|Length (LOA)||135 m / 443 ft|
|Beam (width)||26 m / 85 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||14058 gt|
|Owner||FESCO (Far East Shipping Company)|
|Operator||FESCO (Far East Shipping Company)|
Admiral Makarov icebreaker Review
Review of Admiral Makarov icebreaker
The 1975-built MS Admiral Makarov ("ледокол Адмирал Макаров") is an icebreaking vessel owned and operated by the Russian company FESCO (abbrev from Far East Shipping Company / Дальневосточное морское пароходство), part of FESCO Group (Vladivostok-headquartered).
The vessel (IMO number 7347603, Helsinki Shipyard/hull number 399) is currently Russia-flagged (MMSI 273148110) and homeported in Murmansk.
One of the Russian icebreaker ships, Admiral Makarov and the sistership Krasin (1976-built) is the biggest of all four icebreakers in the FESCO fleet. This ship is named after vice-admiral Stepan Makarov (1849-1904) who served in the Imperial Russian Navy and was also an oceanographer. Sakhalin island's town Shiritoru in 1946 was renamed to Makarov in his honor.
Admiral Makarov ship's itinerary program since 2006 additionally offers services in Tatar Strait (in North Pacific Ocean, dividing Sakhalin Island from mainland Russia). This service is according to a 10-year government contract with the shipowner. Together with Krasin icebreaker, Admiral Makarov escorts large-capacity crude oil tankers between Sakhalin-I (oil and gas project on Sakhalin Island) and De-Kastri Oil Terminal (Khabarovsk Krai, Sea of Okhotsk).
Admiral Makarov vessel details
FESCO is the biggest icebreaker-ship operator in Far East Russia. The Russian Federation government transferred 4 ice-breaking vessels to the company. FESCO's fleet, along with Makarov, also includes the diesel-powered icebreakers Kapitan Khlebnikov, Krasin and Magadan.
The four ships provide assistance in the ice-covered waters of the Russian far-eastern seas and the Arctic. However, their deployment is not limited to these sectors and covers areas from the Eastern Arctic region down to the Antarctica coast.
The vessel has 2 dining rooms, Sauna, 1 swimming pool, 1 elevator, 1 helipad.
- Max Draft: 11 m (36 ft)
- Displacement tonnage: 20250 tons
- DWT Deadweight tonnage: 7554 tons
- Powerplant: 9x Wartsila-Sulzer 12ZH40 / 48 (3,38 MW output each, or 30,42 MW combined power output)
- Propulsion: 3x Stromberg DC motors (8,82 kW output each, or 26,46 MW combined power output)
Note: In the case of poor AIS coverage, tracking the vessel's current location will be impossible. You can see 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.