Kapitan Sorokin icebreaker

Kapitan Sorokin icebreaker current position

Kapitan Sorokin icebreaker current location is at Baltic Sea (coordinates 59.88229 N / 30.19496 E) cruising en route to SPB. The AIS position was reported 28 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Kapitan Sorokin icebreaker

Year built1977  /  Age: 46
Flag state Russia
BuilderWartsila Hietalahti Shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)
ClassRussian diesel icebreaker
Engines (power)Wartsila-Sulzer (63 MW / 84484 hp)
Speed19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA)141 m / 463 ft
Beam (width)31 m / 102 ft
Gross Tonnage15385 gt
Sister-shipsKapitan Khlebnikov, Kapitan Dranitsyn, Kapitan Nikolaev
OwnerRussian Federation

Kapitan Sorokin icebreaker Review

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The 1977-built MS Kapitan Sorokin ("ледокол Капитан Сорокин") is an icebreaking vessel is 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 7413488, Helsinki Shipyard/hull number 411) is currently Russia-flagged (MMSI 273136100) and homeported in Sankt-Petersburg.

Kapitan Sorokin icebreaker ship

One of the Russian icebreaker ships, Kapitan Sorokin was named in honor of the polar captain Michael Yakovlevich Sorokin. In 1979, the Russian poet, bard and actor Yuri Vizbor (1934-1984) filmed the documentary "Murmansk-198" onboard the icebreaker. It tells about the difficult life of the seafarers serving on ice-breaker ships. The ship is also mentioned in Yuri Vizbor's song "snowy owl".

In 2009, icebreaker Sorokin met the sailing regatta Volvo Ocean Race in the Gulf of Finland. Photo reporters and TV operators were on board to document the special event.

Kapitan Sorokin icebreaker vessel details

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

Kapitan Sorokin icebreaker ship

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

  • Max Draft: 8,5 m (28 ft)
  • Displacement tonnage: 14917 tons
  • DWT Deadweight tonnage: 5138 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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