Kapitan Kosolapov icebreaker

Kapitan Kosolapov icebreaker cruise ship

Cruise line
Russia (Icebreakers)

Kapitan Kosolapov icebreaker current position

Kapitan Kosolapov icebreaker current location is at North Russia (coordinates 64.81925 N / 40.32675 E) cruising at speed of 12.3 kn (23 kph/ 14 mph) en route to ARKHANGELSK. The AIS position was reported 1 hour ago.

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Specifications of Kapitan Kosolapov icebreaker

Year built1976  /  Age: 45
Flag state Russia
BuilderHietalahti shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)
ClassRussian river icebreaker
OwnerRussian Federation
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)56 m / 184 ft
Beam (width)16 m / 52 ft
Gross Tonnage1960 gt

Kapitan Kosolapov icebreaker Review

Review of Kapitan Kosolapov icebreaker

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

Kapitan Kosolapov icebreaker ship

One of the Russian icebreaker ships, Kapitan Kosolapov is accustomed to assist and bring merchant ships in the port of Arkhangelsk during wintertime.

In 2012, Yanmar Europe was contacted in order to join a tender for new propulsion engines for the vessel. Wartsila marine engines operate on marine diesel oil and due to limited spare parts for them, combined with fuel costs' savings, the decision was taken to install new, heavy fuel oil engines.

After several meetings, Kapitan Kosolapov was visited in early January 2013 in Arkhangelsk for inspection. There, the normal temperature during winter is somewhere between minus 20 and minus 30 degrees Celsius. Finally, the sales contract was signed in November 2013. The engines with generators and loose equipment were delivered in August 2014 and as of November 2014, Kapitan Kosolapov was operational again.

Rosmorport's Kapitan Kosolapov itinerary program serves its home-port Arkhangelsk (located Northern Dvina River, which exits into the White Sea). Occasionally, the ship is chartered for geophysical research operations in Kara Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean, between the Barents Sea and the Laptev Sea).

Kapitan Kosolapov icebreaker vessel details

The ice-breaker has two sister ships - Kapitan A Radzhabov and Kapitan M Izmaylov, all three launched in 1976. The Kosolapov ship later received an additional set of four new diesel generator sets "Yanmar 6EY22 ALW" (1 MW power output each).

  • The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, no swimming pool, no elevator, 1 helipad (helicopter deck).
  • Max Draught: 4 m (13 ft)
  • DWT Deadweight tonnage: 354 tons
  • ice-breaking capacity 1 m
  • Power: 4 x Wartsila diesel engines (each 4 MW, or 16 MW combined power output), 2 electric motors (each 1270 kW, or 5,08 MW combined output)

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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