Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker

Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker cruise ship

Cruise line
Russia (Icebreakers)

Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker current position

Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker current location is at Russia Inland (coordinates 46.30521 N / 47.96456 E) cruising en route to ASTPAHAN. The AIS position was reported 1 minute ago.

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Specifications of Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker

Year built1977  /  Age: 44
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)17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage1600 gt

Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker Review

Review of Kapitan Chechkin icebreaker

MS Kapitan Chechkin ("ледокол Капитан Чечкин") 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 Chechkin icebreaker ship

One of the Russian river icebreaker ships, Kapitan Chechkin was the first manufactured by Wаrtsilа Marine ship of the new at that time "Project 1105". The series of all 6 vessels were named after Captain Mikhail Alekseevich Chechkin (Михаил Алексеевич Чечкин, 1907-1973). During his career, he successfully carried out many complex and responsible campaigns in Russia's Arctic territories. He also participated in the construction of Krasnoyarsk Bridge (across Yenisei River) and also of Krasnoyarsk Dam (hydroelectric power station).

Rosmorport’s Kapitan Chechkin itinerary program offers sailings in the White Sea, as well as in Russia’s Arctic Ocean waters with departures from home-port Astrakhan (on Volga River).

Kapitan Chechkin 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 Chadaev, Plakhin, Bukaev, 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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