Kapitan Borodkin icebreaker Review and Specifications
Specifications of Kapitan Borodkin icebreaker
|Year built||1983 / Age : 35|
|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|
Review of Kapitan Borodkin icebreaker
MS Kapitan Borodkin ("ледокол Капитан Бородкин") is an icebreaking vessel owned and operated by LORP - Yakutsk, Russia ("Ленское объединённое речное пароходство") which currently operates a fleet of five ships.
One of the Russian river icebreaker ships, Kapitan Borodkin is named after Alexey Borodkin (1910-1975), member of the Lena Expedition in 1933. He sailed on the ice-strengtened SS Chelyuskin steamship from Murmansk to Vladivostok (along the Northern Maritime Route).
On July 30, 2014, according to an order, the icebreaker Kapitan Borodkin left Yana Bay and together with two empty barges went offshore in Laptev Sea en-route to the New Siberian Islands archipelago. For almost three months the ship crew carried out maneuvering and allowed the discharge of the Northern Fleet and the delivery of general cargo ships of OJSC LORP to Kotelny Island.
Kapitan Borodkin itinerary program offers sailings in Russia’s Arctic Ocean waters with departures from home-port Zhatay (on Lena River, Sakha Republic, Russia).
Kapitan Borodkin 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, Babichev, Chudinov, Demidov, Evdokimov, Metsayk, Moshkin.
- The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, no swimming pool, no elevator, 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.