Kapitan Krutov icebreaker

Kapitan Krutov icebreaker cruise ship

Cruise line
Russia (Icebreakers)

Kapitan Krutov icebreaker last position

Kapitan Krutov icebreaker last location was at Azov Sea (coordinates 46.72548 N / 38.27797 E) cruising en route to YEISK. The AIS position was reported 16 hours ago.

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Specifications of Kapitan Krutov icebreaker

Year built1978  /  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 Krutov icebreaker Review

Review of Kapitan Krutov icebreaker

MS Kapitan Krutov ("ледокол Капитан Крутов") 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 Krutov icebreaker ship

One of the Russian river icebreaker ships, Kapitan Krutov is named after the famous Soviet Captain Pyotr (Peter) Petrovich Krutov. In 1949, he was voted captain of the USSR's River Fleet. For a radical improvement of the methods of riverboat operations, his work was awarded the "Stalin Prize" in 1950, and in 1953 - the "Order of Lenin".

On January 26, 2015, the Krutov icebreaker took part in a rescue operation for the provision of medical aid for a crew member aboard the dry-bulk carrier Omsky-6. Controller's office of Azovo-Chernomorsky Basin Branch received a message about the crew requiring emergency medical help. After the ambulance team boarded the icebreaker, Krutov set off for Omsky-6. After reaching Dolgaya Spit (Azov Sea) where the cargo ship was staying, the patient was taken on the icebreaker and first medical aid was given to him. As Kapitan Krutov is capable of developing speed very fast, the patient was delivered to the Eysk seaport in less than 3 hours and then taken to the city hospital for further medical treatment.

Rosmorport’s Kapitan Krutov itinerary program offers sailings in Russia’s Arctic Ocean waters with departures from home-port Novorossiysk (Krasnodar Krai).

Kapitan Krutov 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, Chechkin, Bukaev, Plakhin, 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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