Admiral Makarov (icebreaker)

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Name: Admiral Makarov
Namesake: Admiral Stepan Makarov
Owner: Far East Shipping Company[1][2]
Port of registry: Vladivostok,  Russia[3]
Builder: Wärtsilä Helsinki Shipyard, Helsinki, Finland
Yard number: 399[3]
Completed: 12 June 1975[3]
Status: In service
General characteristics [3]
Class and type: Icebreaker
Displacement: 20,247 tons
Length: 134.84 m (442.4 ft) (overall)
  • 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
Installed power: 9 × Wärtsilä-Sulzer 12ZH40/48 (9 × 3,383 kW)
  • 3 × Strömberg DC motors (3 × 8,820 kW)
  • Three fixed pitch propellers
  • 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.


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


  • 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 De-Kastri, in project Sakhalin-I.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Admiral Makarov (7347603)". Equasis. French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "FESCO vessels: Admiral Makarov". Fesco Transport Group. Archived from the original on 2008-01-03. Retrieved 2008-07-27.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Admiral Makarov (732074)". Register of ships. Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.
  4. ^ The world icebreaker, ice breaking supply and research vessel fleet Archived April 24, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. Baltic Ice Management, February 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-07.
  5. ^ "Maritime Market, Issue 18". 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-27.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Ice Breakers left Vladivostok for Sakhalin Coast". Vladivostok Times. 24 December 2006. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2008-07-20.