Kapitan Metsayk icebreaker

Kapitan Metsayk icebreaker cruise ship
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Kapitan Metsayk icebreaker Review and Specifications

Specifications of Kapitan Metsayk icebreaker

Year built1984  /  Age : 34
Flag state Russia
BuilderArctech Helsinki Shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)
ClassRussian river icebreaker
OwnerRussian Federation
OperatorRosmorport
Speed13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA)77 m / 253 ft
Beam (width)17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage2291 gt
Passengers27
Crew25

Review of Kapitan Metsayk icebreaker

MS Kapitan Metsayk ("ледокол Капитан Мецайк) 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 Metsayk icebreaker ship

One of the Russian river icebreaker ships, Kapitan Metsayk is of the "Evdokmov"-class ships. The ship was named after the captain and compiler of the Yenisei River sailing Konstantin Metsayk.

In November 2010, the icebreakers Chudinov and Metsayk arrived to the seaport of Astrakhan (on Volga River). Both were planned to be included in the Rosmorport’s local fleet. The company’s deputy General Director Aleshkin and Management LLC director Kapitanov examined the vessels and signed the acceptance certificate of Chudinov.

Heavy ice conditions during 2009-2010 winter navigation revealed the deficit of icebreakers needed to provide efficient ice pilotage from the Russian seaports Olya and Astrkhan to Caspian Sea and in the reverse direction. This was the reason why Rosmorrechflot at the initiative of Astrakhan Region Authorities decided to enlarge the port’s icebreaking fleet and transfer Metsayk and Chudinov to Astrakhan. Earlier both ships operated in the northeast Caspian Sea.

Currently, the icebreaker is part of the Astrakhan branch of the icebreaker fleet and is fully prepared to carry out important tasks in support convoys in the seaports of Astrakhan and Olya.

Kapitan Metsayk itinerary program offers sailings from home-port Astrakhan (situated on two banks of Volga, close to where the river discharges into the Caspian Sea).

Kapitan Metsayk 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, Borodkin, Chudinov, Demidov, Evdokimov, 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.

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