Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker

Former name: Arctic Kalvik

Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker cruise ship

Cruise line
Russia (Icebreakers)

Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker last position

Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker last location was at North Russia (coordinates 69.69690 N / 31.39068 E) cruising en route to MURMANSK. The AIS position was reported 11 months ago.

Current Position

Specifications of Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker

Year built1983  /  Age: 38
Flag state Russia
BuilderBurrard Yarrows Co (Victoria BC, Canada)
ClassCanadian diesel icebreaker (CASPPR Arctic Class 4)
OwnerMSCO (Murmansk Shipping Company) Russia
OperatorMSCO (Murmansk Shipping Company) Russia
Speed16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mph
Length (LOA)88 m / 289 ft
Beam (width)18 m / 59 ft
Gross Tonnage4391 gt
Former namesArctic Kalvik

Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker Review

Review of Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker

MS Vladimir Ignatyuk ("ледокол Владимир Игнатюк") is an icebreaking vessel (Russia-flagged / MMSI 273448450) owned and operated by the Murmansk Shipping Company (Russia).

Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker ship

One of the Russian icebreaker ships, Vladimir Ignatyuk is a diesel-powered icebreaker built for Beaudril Ltd - an oil-drilling company, a subsidiary of Gulf Canada Resources (originally "British-American Oil", founded 1906). The vessel was used for icebreaking assistance and anchor handling in the Beaufort Sea (north of Yukon and Alaska) being frozen over most of the year.

For 20 years after its launch (in the period between 1983 and 2003) the ship was operated under the names Kalvik (1983-1997) and Arctic Kalvik (1997-2003). In 2003, the vessel was sold to the Murmansk Shipping Company (abbrev MSCO) and since then operated as "Vladimir Ignatyuk". In 2011 and 2013, the US NSF (National Science Foundation) chartered the ship to open the way through McMurdo Sound (near Ross Island, Antarctica) for cargo ships delivering supplies to the US research stations in Antarctica.

Vladimir Ignatyuk itinerary program offers the Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruises.

Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker vessel details

The Beaudril company's fleet also included two Class-4 icebreaker ships, one of which is the Canadian Coastguard ship CCGS Terry Fox (sister by design).

  • The vessel has 1 dining room, Sauna, no swimming pool, no elevator, no helipad (helicopter deck).
  • Max Draught: 8,3 m (27 ft)
  • DWT Deadweight tonnage: 2113 tons
  • Displacement tonnage: 10000 tons
  • Range: 3560 km (2210 ml)
  • Endurance: 58 days
  • Ice-class: Arctic 4
  • ice capacity: 1,8 m (6 ft)
  • Diesel fuel storage: 1,920 m3 (67,770 ft3)

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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