Dikson icebreaker

Dikson icebreaker current position

Dikson icebreaker current location is at North Russia (coordinates 64.52666 N / 40.53833 E) cruising en route to Arkhangelsk. The AIS position was reported 32 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Dikson icebreaker

Year built1983  /  Age: 39
Flag state Russia
BuilderHelsinki Shipyard (Hietalahti-Helsinki, Finland)
ClassRussian diesel icebreaker
Ferry route / homeportsArkhangelsk
Engines (power)Wartsila-Sulzer (9.6 MW / 12874 hp)
Speed17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph
Length (LOA)89 m / 292 ft
Beam (width)21 m / 69 ft
Gross Tonnage5342 gt
Crew28
Sister-shipsMagadan, Mudyug
OwnerRussian Federation
OperatorRosmorport

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The 1983-built MS Dikson ("ледокол Диксон") is an icebreaking vessel owned by Rosmorport and operated by Arkhangelsk Sea Port. Rosmorport is a Russian FSUE (Federal State Unitary Enterprise) created in 2012 by the order of the Russian Federation's Ministry of Transport.

The vessel (IMO number 8009208, Helsinki Shipyard/hull number 438) is currently Russia-flagged (MMSI 273912100) and homeported in Arkhangelsk.

Dikson icebreaker ship

One of the Russian icebreaker cruise ships, Dikson is named after the port of Dikson - an urban locality in Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky District, Krasnoyarsk Krai, in Russia. It is a port on the Kara Sea, located on a headland at the mouth of Yenisei Gulf, on the Arctic Ocean coast.

The ship's keel was laid on January 6, 1981. Its construction was completed on March 17, 1983.

In August 2012, the Russian icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn headed for a 2-month expedition from Murmansk (Russian Barents Sea port city) to find evidence supporting the claims of Russia for a ridge in the Arctic Ocean. The vessel reached Kirkenes (Norway) where the Dikson was docked. On August 6, 2012, both ships headed to the Arctic Ocean. The expedition explored the high-latitude boundaries of Mendeleev Ridge (Siberian Shelf, East Siberian Sea) in order to Russia to obtain the priority rights to develop natural resources there. Dranitsyn was engaged in the seabed mapping while Dikson collected seismic data and also conducted geological and geophysical research.

Rosmorport's Dikson itinerary program offers scientific and Arctic cruise expeditions out of Arkhangelsk (Russian White Sea port city on Dvina River).

Dikson icebreaker vessel details

Dikson's sisterships (with the same design and by the same shipbuilder) are the Russian icebreakers Magadan and Mudyug.

Dikson icebreaker ship

The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, 1 swimming pool, 1 elevator, 1 helipad (Helideck).

  • Max Draft: 6,5 m (21 ft)
  • DWT Deadweight tonnage: 2281 tons
  • Displacement tonnage: 6210 tons
  • Icebreaking capacity: 1 m
  • Powerplant: 4x Wartsila 8R32 (2390 kW output each, or 9,560 MW combined power output)
  • Propulsion: 2 shafts, 4-bladed controllable pitch propellers

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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