Admiral Makarov (icebreaker)

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1978. Ледокол Адмирал Макаров.jpg
Career (Russia)  Russia
Name: Admiral Makarov
Namesake: Admiral Stepan Makarov
Owner: Far East Shipping Company[1][2]
Port of registry: Vladivostok,  Russia[3]
Builder: Helsinki New Shipyard, Helsinki, Finland
Yard number: 399[3]
Completed: 12 June 1975[3]
Identification: Call sign: UGSN[3]
IMO number: 7347603[3]
MMSI number: 273148110[1]
Status: In service
General characteristics [3]
Class & type: Icebreaker
Tonnage: 14,058 GT
4,217 NT
7,560 DWT
Displacement: 20,247 tons
Length: LOA 134.84 m (442.4 ft)
LBP 129.81 m (425.9 ft)
Beam: 25.97 m (85.2 ft) (moulded)
26.05 m (85.5 ft) (max)
Height: 45.60 m (149.6 ft) from keel[2]
Draft: 11.00 m (36.09 ft)
Depth: 16.71 m (54.8 ft)
Ice class: LL2
Main engines: 9 × Wärtsilä-Sulzer 12ZH40/48 (9 × 3,383 kW)
Propulsion: 3 × Strömberg DC motors (3 × 8,820 kW)
Three fixed pitch propellers
Speed: 20.30 knots (37.60 km/h; 23.36 mph) (max)
19.8 knots (36.7 km/h; 22.8 mph) (service)[2]
2 knots (3.7 km/h; 2.3 mph) in 1.8 m (5.9 ft) level ice[4]
Aviation facilities: Helipad and hangar[2]

Admiral Makarov (Адмирал Макаров) is a large Russian icebreaker operated by the Far East Shipping Company (FESCO).[2] Completed in 1975, she is FESCO's oldest icebreaker. Admiral Makarov and her sister ship Krasin (1976), are the largest of the four icebreakers in FESCO's fleet. She is named after the Imperial Russian Navy Admiral Stepan Makarov and was one of two icebreakers involved in Operation Breakthrough, an international effort to free three gray whales from pack ice in the Beaufort Sea near Point Barrow in the U.S. state of Alaska in 1988.

Layout[edit]

Triple-screw, four-decker, with forecastle, poop, elongated superstructure, fore deckhouse, middle engine room, diesel-electric icebreaker with icebreaker bow and cruiser stern.[2]

Service[edit]

  • 2003-2006: in the Baltic Sea - escorting vessels to and from Primorsk;[5]
  • 2006 (10-year contract): in the Tatar Strait - with icebreaker Krasin, escorting large-capacity crude oil tankers to DeKastri, in project Sakhalin-I.[6]

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