Kapitan Babichev icebreaker Review and Specifications
Specifications of Kapitan Babichev icebreaker
|Year built||1983 / Age : 36|
|Builder||Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)|
|Class||Russian river icebreaker|
|Operator||LORP JSC (Yakutsk, Russia)|
|Speed||13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph|
|Length (LOA)||77 m / 253 ft|
|Beam (width)||17 m / 56 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||2291 gt|
Review of Kapitan Babichev icebreaker
MS Kapitan Babichev ("ледокол Капитан Бабичев") is an icebreaking vessel owned and operated by LORP JSC - Yakutsk, Russia ("Ленское объединённое речное пароходство") which currently operates a fleet of five ships.
One of the Russian river icebreaker ships, Kapitan Babichev is named after a prominent figure in the history of Lena United River Shipping Company, and one of the best captains of the Lena basin. In the Russia's Arctic regions, merchant ships hurry to deliver goods before the end of navigation.
In 2015, off the coast of Yakutia (Sakha Republic, Russia), the northern delivery service required more effort than usual due to extreme bad weather conditions (strong winds up to 110 kph and rouge waves several meters high). The crew anchored the icebreaker in a relatively quiet bay to prevent damages to the cargo. Later, the ship made its second trip to the Arctic, overcoming a distance of nearly 300 km / ~190 ml on Laptev Sea, sailing from Lena River to Yana River. The powerful icebreaker helped in towing three coal barges loaded with ~6000 tons of bulk cargo.
Kapitan Babichev itinerary program offers sailings in Russia’s Arctic Ocean waters with departures from homeport Arkhangelsk (northeastern Russia).
Kapitan Babichev icebreaker vessel details
This vessel belongs to a series of all 8 "Kapitan Evdokimov"-class (project 1191) river icebreakers. Its sisters (with the same design) are the Kapitan-named ships Avraamiy Zavenyagin, Borodkin, Chudinov, Demidov, Evdokimov, Metsayk, Moshkin.
- The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, no swimming pool, no elevators, 1 helipad.
- Max Draught: 2,6 m
- Displacement tonnage: 2340 tons
- DWT Deadweight tonnage: 328 tons
- ice-breaking capacity 1 m
- Power: 3x Wartsila 12V22B diesel engines (combined 4,8 MW power output), 3x generators (combined 4,6 MW output), 4x propulsion motors (each 0,95 MW power output)
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.