Dudinka icebreaker

Dudinka icebreaker current position

Dudinka icebreaker current location is at Baltic Sea (coordinates 59.91016 N / 30.22454 E) cruising en route to Saint Petersburg. The AIS position was reported 15 minutes ago.

Current Position

Specifications of Dudinka icebreaker

Year of build1970  /  Age: 54
Flag state Russia
BuilderHelsinki Shipyard (Hietalahti-Helsinki, Finland)
ClassRussian diesel icebreaker
Ferry route / homeportsMurmansk
Engines (power)Wartsila ( MW / 0 hp)
Speed17 kn / 31 km/h / 20 mph
Length (LOA)87 m / 285 ft
Beam (width)21 m / 69 ft
Gross Tonnage4121 gt
OwnerNorilsk Nickel (Nornickel) Russia

Dudinka icebreaker Review

Review of Dudinka icebreaker

The 1970-built MS Dudinka ("ледокол Дудинка) is an icebreaking vessel owned and operated by the Russian mining and metallurgical company “Norilsk Nickel” (Moscow-headquartered).

The vessel (IMO number 6920094, Helsinki Shipyard/hull number 388) is currently Russia-flagged (MMSI 273314360) and homeported in Murmansk.

One of the Russian icebreaker ships, Dudinka is named after a town and administrative center of Taymyrsky Dolgano-Nenetsky raion (Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia). Until October 2006, the vessel was operated under the name "Apu". It was mainly used for assisting commercial ships in the Baltic Sea. After commissioning, the icebreaker worked in the Gulf of Bothnia (Baltic Sea, between Finland and Sweden) and was operated by the Finnish Maritime Administration. The ship was acquired by Norilsk Nickel in 2006 and since then is homeported in Dudinka, Russia.

Dudinka icebreaker ship

Dudinka itinerary program serves the shipowner's business with ice-breaking operations on river Yenisei. The Norilsk Nickel company specializes in nickel, copper and palladium mining operations. It has smelting facilities in the Norilsk-Talnakh region (Krasnoyarsk Krai).

Dudinka icebreaker vessel details

The series consisted of two such icebreakers, Apu and Varma, launched earlier in 1968. They were both consequently sold to Latvia in 1994. Another three icebreakers with similar technical parameters are Tarmo (1963, Estonia-flagged), Tor (1964, Russia-flagged) and Njord (1969, Canada-flagged, later renamed to Polar Star).

  • The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, 1 swimming pool, no elevators, 1 helipad.
  • Max Draught: 6 m
  • DWT Deadweight: 1219
  • Fuel capacity: 937 tons

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.