Vladivostok icebreaker

Vladivostok icebreaker current position

Vladivostok icebreaker current location is at North Russia (coordinates 74.89553 N / 77.49815 E) cruising at speed of 10.5 kn (19 km/h | 12 mph) en route to KARA SEA EXPRESS. The AIS position was reported 37 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Vladivostok icebreaker

Year of build2015  /  Age: 9
Flag state Russia
BuilderVyborg Shipyard PJSC (Vyborg, Russia)
ClassRussian diesel icebreaker (Project 21900M)
Building costRUB 4 billion (USD 150M / EUR 110M)
Engines (power)Wartsila (27 MW / 36208 hp)
Propulsion power17.4 MW / 23334 hp
Speed17 kn / 31 km/h / 20 mph
Length (LOA)120 m / 394 ft
Beam (width)28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage11720 gt
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsMurmansk, Novorossiysk
OwnerRussian Federation

Vladivostok icebreaker Review

Review of Vladivostok icebreaker

MS Vladivostok ("ледокол Владивосток") 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.

The vessel (IMO number 9658654) is Russia-flagged (MMSI 273376280) and registered in Sankt-Petersburg.

Vladivostok icebreaker ship

Among the newest Russian icebreaker ships, Vladivostok is named after Vladivostok City - the administrative center of Russia's Primorsky Krai (region), located at the head of Golden Horn Bay (close to Russia's borders with North Korea and China). The vessel is able to successfully operate in temperatures down to -40 С. Vladivostok belongs to the series of 3 newbuilds ordered from Vyborg Shipyard by the Russian Ministry of Transport. Russian Maritime Register of Shipping participated in the official ceremony of hoisting the national flag on the new diesel-electric icebreaker Vladivostok.

The naming ceremony was held on September 23, 2015, at Naberezhnaya Leitenanta Shmidta. The ship's christening was in the frame of "NEVA 2015" (the 13th International Maritime Exhibition held in St.Petersburg) and was attended by Alexander Soloviev (Vyborg Shipyard's General Director), Viktor Olerskiy (Deputy Minister of Transport), Sergei Gorelik (Rosmorrechflot) Dmitrii Yalov (Leningrad Region's Vice-Governor) and other officials.

Vladivostok icebreaker ship

Rosmorport's Vladivostok itinerary program offers Baltic Sea and Arctic cruise expeditions. Currently, the ship is homeported in Sankt-Petersburg.

Vladivostok icebreaker vessel details

Project 21900 and 21900M icebreakers (aka LK-16), represent 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.

new Russian icebreaker ship design (Project 21900)

The 21900M class double-deck icebreakers are equipped with a helideck and feature an improved design and higher performance characteristics when compared to 21900 class icebreakers. 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.

Besides Vladivostok, the other two "Project 21900M" class sisterships are Murmansk (2015) and Novorossiysk (2016).

Vladivostok icebreaker ship

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 (Helideck).

  • Max Draft: 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)
  • Powerplant: Four Wartsila 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)

Note: In the case of poor AIS coverage, tracking the vessel's current location will be impossible. You can see 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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