Sankt Peterburg icebreaker Review and Specifications
Specifications of Sankt Peterburg icebreaker
|Year built||2009 / Age : 10|
|Builder||(Baltiysky Zavod) Baltic Shipyard (St Petersburg, Russia)|
|Class||Russian diesel icebreaker (21900 class, Project 21900)|
|Speed||17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph|
|Length (LOA)||120 m / 394 ft|
|Beam (width)||28 m / 92 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||11720 gt|
|Decks with cabins||3|
Review of Sankt Peterburg icebreaker
MS Sankt Peterburg ("ледокол Санкт Петербург") is an icebreaking vessel is owned and operated by Rosmorport. Rosmorport is a Russian FSUE ("Federal State Unitary Enterprise") created in 2012 by the Russian Federation's Ministry of Transport.
Among the newest Russian icebreaker ships, Sankt Peterburg is named after the second biggest city in Russia, which is also politically incorporated as a federal city (among the country's top-level political divisions). Saint Petersburg is located on Neva River at the head of Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea).
In January 2011, Rosmorport FSUE took delivery of the diesel-electric icebreakers Sankt Peterburg and Moskva, both built by the Baltic Shipyard company and designed by Baltsudoproekt. Sankt Peterburg is the second of a new generation multipurpose Russian ice-breakers. The vessel is also the second (after Moskva) featuring a diesel-electric power plant built at a Russian shipyard since the fall of USSR. All non-nuclear Russian icebreakers have been built abroad during that time.
These vessels are designed to escort big-capacity oil tankers, to rescue ships in ice floes, to fight fires on ships in the Arctic ocean and to clean up chemicals and oil spills in open sea.
Rosmorport's Sankt Peterburg itinerary program offers Arctic cruise expeditions and research voyages with departures out of St Petersburg (the ship's home-port in Russia)
Sankt Peterburg icebreaker vessel details
Project 21900 and 21900M icebreakers (aka LK-16), represents a series of 5 Russian ice-breakers. Two Project 21900 ships (Sankt Peterburg and Moskva) were built in St Petersburg (by Baltic Shipyard) and three Project 21900M ships were constructed as follows: two at Vyborg Shipyard (Vyborg, Leningrad Oblast) and one at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. The main purpose of this class icebreakers is assisting of heavy-tonnage ships, as well as towing of floating structures both in the open sea and in ice.
Project 21900M has been classified by RMRS (Russian Maritime Register of Shipping) as ice class, Icebreaker6. The maximum icebreaking capability of 21900 and 21900M class ships is 1.5 m. The icebreakers are intended for the Baltic Sea and Northern Sea Route along Russia's Arctic coast.
The list of services intended for these newest Russian icebreaker ships includes towage, escorting heavy-tonnage vessels, salvage and assistance vessels in distress, fire fighting on floating facilities, transportation of effective cargoes.
- The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, 1 swimming pool (indoor, heated), 1 elevator, 1 helipad (helicopter deck).
- Max Draught: 8,5 m (28 ft)
- DWT Deadweight tonnage: 5370 tons
- Displacement tonnage: 10000 tons
- Icebreaking capacity: 1,5 m
- cargo capacity: 33 TEUs (containers)
- cargo deck size 800 m2 (8600 ft2)
- Range: 20000 km (13000 ml)
- Power: Four diesel engines (6,75 MW each, total power output 27 MW)
- Propulsion: Diesel-electric; 2x Steerprop azimuth thrusters (8,7 MW each, total power output 17,4 MW)
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