Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker

Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker current position

Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker current location is at Baltic Sea (coordinates 59.87605 N / 30.20178 E) cruising en route to Saint Petersburg. The AIS position was reported 19 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker

Year built1978  /  Age: 44
Flag state Russia
BuilderWartsila Hietalahti Shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)
ClassRussian diesel icebreaker
Ferry route / homeportsSankt-Petersburg
Engines (power)Wartsila-Sulzer (63 MW / 84484 hp)
Speed19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)27 m / 89 ft
Gross Tonnage14264 gt
Passengers100
Crew50
Decks5
Sister-shipsKapitan Khlebnikov, Kapitan Dranitsyn, Kapitan Sorokin
OwnerRussian Federation
OperatorRosmorport

Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker Review

Review of Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker

The 1978-built MS Kapitan Nikolaev ("ледокол Капитан Николаев") 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.

The vessel (IMO number 7413490, Helsinki Shipyard/hull number 412) is currently Russia-flagged (MMSI 273131400) and homeported in Sankt-Petersburg.

Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker ship

One of the Russian icebreaker ships, Kapitan Nikolaev was named in honor of the polar explorer and navigator Nikolai Mikhailovich Nikolaev (1897-1958).

On January 28, 2014, the operator of the North-West Basin Branch regional traffic control system of the Gulf of Finland received a distress call from a fisherman drifting on an ice floe near Lebyazhe village. The icebreaker Kapitan Nikolaev corresponded to the received coordinates. The St Petersburg Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre sent a helicopter to help. During the rescue operation, 5 km / 3 mi off the coast, the Nikolaev ship exercised constant radio contact with the helicopter crew and covered the whole area with its powerful searchlights. The fisherman was successfully rescued and promptly delivered to the shore.

Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker ship

Kapitan Nikolaev icebreaker vessel details

"Kapitan Sorokin" class of linear diesel-electric icebreaker ships also includes Kapitan Khlebnikov, Kapitan Dranitsyn and Kapitan Sorokin.

The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, 1 swimming pool (indoor, heated), 1 elevator, 1 helipad (Helideck).

  • Max Draft: 8,5 m (28 ft)
  • Displacement tonnage: 14917 tons
  • DWT Deadweight tonnage: 4836 tons
  • Powerplant: Wartsila-Sulzer (6x diesel engines type 9ZL40/48), each with 3,04 MW output (combined 18,24 MW)
  • Propulsion: diesel-electric, with three shafts (each with 5,4 MW output, or combined 16,2 MW)

Note: In the case of poor AIS coverage, tracking the vessel's current location will be impossible. You can see 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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