Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker Review and Specifications
Specifications of Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker
|Year built||1983 / Age : 36|
|Builder||Burrard Yarrows Co (Victoria BC, Canada)|
|Class||Canadian diesel icebreaker (CASPPR Arctic Class 4)|
|Owner||MSCO (Murmansk Shipping Company)|
|Operator||MSCO (Murmansk Shipping Company)|
|Speed||16 kn / 30 kph / 18 mph|
|Length (LOA)||88 m / 289 ft|
|Beam (width)||18 m / 59 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||4391 gt|
|Former names||Arctic Kalvik|
Review of Vladimir Ignatyuk icebreaker
MS Vladimir Ignatyuk ("ледокол Владимир Игнатюк") is an icebreaking vessel is owned and operated by the Murmansk Shipping Company.
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)
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