Admiral Makarov icebreaker

Admiral Makarov icebreaker last position

Admiral Makarov icebreaker last location was at North Russia (coordinates 69.02502 N / 33.06324 E) cruising The AIS position was reported 4 weeks ago.

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Specifications of Admiral Makarov icebreaker

Year built1975  /  Age: 47
Flag state Russia
BuilderHelsinki Shipyard (Hietalahti-Helsinki, Finland)
ClassRussian diesel icebreaker
Engines (power)Wartsila-Sulzer (30.4 MW / 40767 hp)
Propulsion power26.5 MW / 35537 hp
Speed20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)26 m / 85 ft
Gross Tonnage14058 gt
Passengers110
Crew70
Decks4
Sister-shipsKrasin
OwnerFESCO (Far East Shipping Company)
OperatorFESCO (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 icebreaker ship

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.

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