Akademik Sergey Vavilov

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Akademik Sergey Vavilov in the Lemaire Channel (2006)
NameAkademik Sergey Vavilov
NamesakeSergey Ivanovich Vavilov
OperatorShirshov Institute
Port of registry
BuilderHollming, Rauma
Yard number265
Laid down18 August 1986
Launched16 December 1986
Completed12 February 1988
StatusIn service
General characteristics [1][2]
Length117.17 m (384 ft 5 in)
Beam18.22 m (59 ft 9 in)
Draft5.90 m (19 ft 4 in)
Installed power2 × 6CHN 40/46 (2 × 2,576 kW)
Speed16.0 knots (29.6 km/h; 18.4 mph)
Capacity80 passengers

The Akademik Sergey Vavilov (Russian: Академик Сергей Вавилов) is a Russian (formerly Soviet) research vessel, named after physicist Sergey Vavilov. She was completed on 12 February 1988, at the Hollming Yard 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 20 March 1989, and prior to 7 November 1999, completed five research cruises into Norwegian Sea, North Atlantic Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean.[3]

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

She has a sister ship, Akademik Ioffe, completed at Hollming in 1989. Both ships were chartered by One Ocean Expeditions until 2019.[4]


  1. ^ "Akademik Ioffe & Akademik Sergey Vavilov Ship Information Guide" (PDF). warren-macdonald.com. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Akademik Sergey Vavilov (860738)". Register of ships. Russian Maritime Register of Shipping. Retrieved 19 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Information on RV Akademik Sergey Vavilov". Federal Target Program World Ocean (in Russian). Archived from the original on 17 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Russians Pull Charter Deal from One Ocean Expeditions". 22 May 2019.

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