Kapitan Bukaev icebreaker

Kapitan Bukaev icebreaker cruise ship

Cruise line
Russia (Icebreakers)

Kapitan Bukaev icebreaker current position

Kapitan Bukaev icebreaker current location is at Russia Inland (coordinates 46.30517 N / 47.96482 E) cruising en route to AMR. The AIS position was reported 6 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Kapitan Bukaev icebreaker

Year built1978  /  Age: 43
Flag state Russia
BuilderWаrtsilа Marine (Helsinki, Finland)
ClassRussian river icebreaker
OwnerRussian Federation
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)78 m / 256 ft
Beam (width)16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage1600 gt

Kapitan Bukaev icebreaker Review

Review of Kapitan Bukaev icebreaker

MS Kapitan Bukaev ("ледокол Капитан Букаев") is an icebreaking vessel owned and operated by Rosmorport. “Rosmorport” is a Russian FSUE (“Federal State Unitary Enterprise”) created in 2012 by the order of the Russian Federation’s Ministry of Transport.

Kapitan Bukaev icebreaker ship

One of the Russian river icebreaker ships, Kapitan Bukaev is named after the famous Soviet captain Peter Semenovich Bukaev (1894-1983), awarded the title Laureate of the State Prize of the USSR and the honorary title of "Best Captain of the Ministry of the River Fleet of the USSR". Bukaev took the lead in drawing up an optimum organizational and technical plan for the use of the vessel and the crew. The plan was based on cutting-edge, innovative methods to accelerate the turnover of the vessel. It also increased the productivity and reduced transportation costs by improved methods of navigation, reduced transport operation times, improved efficiency of a steam power plant, a more rational system of remuneration.

Rosmorport’s Kapitan Bukaev itinerary program serves Russia's Volga-Caspian shipping channel (North Caspian Sea) providing year-round navigation out of home-port Astrakhan (on Volga River).

Kapitan Bukaev icebreaker vessel details

This vessel belongs to a series of all 6 "Kapitan Chechkin"-class (project 1105) Russian river icebreakers. Its sisters (with the same design) are the Kapitan-named ships Chechkin, Chadaev, Plakhin, Krutov, Zarubin.

Project 1105 icebreakers are of the type "river-sea", capable to operate in ice up to 1 meter thick. They are all equipped with a towing hook and intended for use at seaports in the south, west, and north of Russia. These icebreakers operate on Volga River, Neva River, Azov Sea and Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland).

  • The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, no swimming pool, no elevator, 1 helipad.
  • Max Draught: 3,5 m
  • Displacement tonnage: 2240 tons
  • DWT Deadweight tonnage: 262 tons
  • ice-breaking capacity 1 m
  • Power output: 4720 kW

Note: In the 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.

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