Admiral Makarov (icebreaker)
|Namesake:||Admiral Stepan Makarov|
|Owner:||Far East Shipping Company|
|Port of registry:||Vladivostok, Russia|
|Builder:||Helsinki New Shipyard, Helsinki, Finland|
|Completed:||12 June 1975|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||Icebreaker|
|Length:||134.84 m (442.4 ft) (overall)|
|Height:||45.60 m (149.6 ft) from keel|
|Draft:||11.00 m (36.09 ft)|
|Depth:||16.71 m (54.8 ft)|
|Installed power:||9 × Wärtsilä-Sulzer 12ZH40/48 (9 × 3,383 kW)|
|Aviation facilities:||Helipad and hangar|
Admiral Makarov (Адмирал Макаров) is a large Russian icebreaker operated by the Far East Shipping Company (FESCO). 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.
- 2003-2006: in the Baltic Sea - escorting vessels to and from Primorsk;
- 2006 (10-year contract): in the Tatar Strait - with icebreaker Krasin, escorting large-capacity crude oil tankers to DeKastri, in project Sakhalin-I.
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