Kapitan Zarubin icebreaker

Kapitan Zarubin icebreaker cruise ship

Cruise line
Russia (Icebreakers)

Kapitan Zarubin icebreaker current position

Kapitan Zarubin icebreaker current location is at Baltic Sea (coordinates 59.91256 N / 30.24022 E) cruising en route to ST PETERBURG. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Kapitan Zarubin icebreaker

Year built1978  /  Age: 43
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 Zarubin icebreaker Review

Review of Kapitan Zarubin icebreaker

MS Kapitan Zarubin ("ледокол Капитан Зарубин") 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.

One of the Russian river icebreaker ships, Kapitan Zarubin is named after the famous captain Ivan Ivanovich Zarubin (1822-1902), mechanical engineer of the Russian Imperial Navy. He was also a lieutenant-general Corps of Naval Engineers, and the first in Russia awarded the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun.

Kapitan Zarubin icebreaker ship

At the end of 2014, Rosmorport published an open request for proposals about signing an agreement to supply SZCH for diesel generator Wartsila-VASSA 12V22B on the icebreaker Zarubin. The starting price of the order was 4,95 million rubles, including the cost of the works themselves as well as the additional costs such as taxes, customs duties, insurance.

Rosmorport’s Kapitan Zarubin itinerary program offers sailings in the White Sea, as well as in Russia’s Arctic Ocean waters with departures from home-port St Petersburg.

Kapitan Zarubin 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, Plakhin, Bukaev, Krutov.

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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