Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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Akademik Sergey Vavilov in Bremerhaven
Akademik Sergey Vavilov in Bremerhaven
Career (Russia)
Name: Akademik Sergey Vavilov
Namesake: Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov
Operator: International Shipping Partners
Port of registry: Kaliningrad
Completed: 12 February 1988
Status: In service
General characteristics [1][2]
Tonnage: 6,344 GT
1,903 NT
2,275 DWT
Length: 117.17 m (384 ft 5 in)
Beam: 18.22 m (59 ft 9 in)
Draft: 5.90 m (19 ft 4 in)
Installed power: 2 × 6CHN 40/46 (2 × 2,576 kW)
Propulsion: Two shafts; controllable pitch propellers
Wärtsilä 600 kW bow and stern thrusters
Speed: 16.5 knots (30.6 km/h; 19.0 mph)
Capacity: 110 passengers
Crew: 53

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov (Russian: Академик Сергей Вавилов) is a Russian (formerly Soviet) research vessel, named after academician Sergey Vavilov. It was completed on February 12, 1988 in Rauma, Finland for the Soviet Union. Akademik Sergey Vavilov started operations as a research vessel of Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the USSR Academy of Science (Russian Academy of Science since 1991) in the USSR on March 20, 1989 and prior to November 7, 1999 completed five research cruises into Norwegian Sea, North Atlantic Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean.[3]

In recent times it has served as cruise ship specializing in Polar cruises. It is managed by International Shipping Partners and its current port of registry is Kaliningrad, Russia.

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