Magadan icebreaker

Magadan icebreaker cruise ship

Cruise line
Russia (Icebreakers)

Magadan icebreaker current position

Magadan icebreaker current location is at East Asia (coordinates 43.08118 N / 131.85722 E) cruising en route to RUMAG>RUVVO. The AIS position was reported 24 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Magadan icebreaker

Year built1982  /  Age: 39
Flag state Russia
BuilderHietalahti shipyard (Helsinki, Finland)
ClassRussian diesel icebreaker
OwnerFESCO (Far East Shipping Company)
OperatorFESCO (Far East Shipping Company)
Speed17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph
Length (LOA)89 m / 292 ft
Beam (width)21 m / 69 ft
Gross Tonnage5342 gt

Magadan icebreaker Review

Review of Magadan icebreaker

MS Magadan ("ледокол Магадан") is an icebreaking vessel owned and operated by the Russian company FESCO (abbrev from “Far East Shipping Company” / “Дальневосточное морское пароходство”), part of the FESCO Group (Vladivostok).

Magadan icebreaker ship

One of the Russian icebreaker ships, Magadan is the smallest FESCO fleet. This ship is named after the port town Magadan (located in Nagayevo Bay, Sea of Okhotsk).

  • On March 6, 1999, the Magadan was the leading ship in a rescue effort to escort cargo ships carrying supplies to dangerously short of fuel, isolated Kamchatka settlements.
  • In 2000, the icebreaker towed a Russian warship that was to be scrapped in India.
  • In 2011, Magadan was one of the two vessels towing the oil rig Kolskaya (jack-up rig / mobile platform) which capsized and subsequently sank in the Okhotsk Sea.

The Magadan icebreaker's itinerary program offers icebreaker assistance for vessels coming to seaport Magadan (during winter navigation).

Magadan icebreaker vessel details

FESCO is the biggest icebreaker-ship operator in Far East Russia. The Russian Federation government transferred 4 ice-breaking vessels to the company. FESCO’s fleet, along with Magadan, also includes the diesel-powered icebreakers Admiral Makarov, Kapitan Khlebnikov and Krasin.

The four ships provide assistance in the ice-covered waters of the Russian far-eastern seas and the Arctic. However, their deployment is not limited to these sectors and covers areas from the Eastern Arctic region down to the Antarctica coast.

Magadan icebreaker ship

Magadan's sister-ships (with the same design and by the same shipbuilder) are the Russian icebreakers Dikson and Mudyug.

  • The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, 1 swimming pool, 1 elevator, 1 helipad (helicopter deck).
  • Max Draught: 6,5 m (21 ft)
  • DWT Deadweight tonnage: 1909 tons
  • Displacement tonnage: 6210 tons
  • ice-breaking capacity 1 m
  • Power: 4 x Wartsila 8R32 (2390 kW output each, or 9,560 MW combined power output)
  • Propulsion: 2 shafts, 4-bladed controllable pitch propellers

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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