• Home
  • News
  • Rosmorport’s Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker sets records in northern latitudes
  • 2020 March 5 09:50

    Rosmorport’s Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker sets records in northern latitudes

    FSUE “Rosmorport” says its Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker was the first one among diesel electric icebreakers to independently hit the Arctic highest point – L=88°13′ N and L=31°37′ E in winter.

    On February 28, 2020 in the midst of the polar night the icebreaker came to an area where the Polarstern frozen-in research icebreaker was drifting as part of an international polar expedition, the MOSAiC (the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of the Arctic Climate). The Kapitan Dranitsyn brought shift polar specialists and crewmembers on board for the research vessel, as well as 43 tons of necessary equipment, supplies and provision.

    The icebreaker left the Norwegian seaport of Tromso on February 3, 2020. The icebreaker moved through the Barents Sea and the Arctic Ocean amid adverse weather conditions. The air temperature dropped till minus 33 degrees Celsius. Multi-year ice, ridging, snow cover and the high ice pressure created obstacles for the movement of the icebreaker. Occasionally the crewmembers were forced to wait for the improvement in wind and ice conditions, rebuild the safe route and overpass difficult ice sections. On days like these the Kapitan Dranitsyn was covering less than 20 miles – the distance that the icebreaker usually passes for two hours. Totally, the icebreaker passed 2.248 nautical miles.

    If in the beginning of the route the Kapitan Dranitsyn used 50 % of its power then when it was approaching toward the science camp the icebreaker’s engines operated in full power – 18.240 kW by swinging three propeller screws.

    The route of the FSUE “Rosmorport” icebreaker was corrected due to the operational ice situation received from the satellite and processed by the Russian Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (FSBI “AARI”). The institute’s representative was aboard the icebreaker.

    This is not the first voyage of the Russian vessel: at the end of last year it successfully overpassed 2.166 nautical miles and provided support for the autumn stage of the MOSAiC expedition. The coordinates of the drift were L=86 degrees N.

    Upon completion of loading-unloading operations on March 4, 2020 the Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker will leave the driftway for the seaport of Tromso. In addition to the members of the expedition and some crewmembers of the Polarstern vessel the icebreaker will bring the results of researches, specimens of the fauna and flora of artic seas and polar ice in special containers to the continent. Information received during the MOSAiC expedition will help analyze regional and global consequences of the climate change in the Arctic region.

    Crewmembers’ work experience amid severe navigating and weather conditions will be used in the future. The Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment is planning to use the vessel in another research expedition “The North Pole 2020” due to start in the second half of the year. The icebreaker will be frozen in multi-year ice near the North Pole to conduct researches of the Arctic region.

2021 October 17

16:28 Revenue Cutter Bear located, ending decades-long mystery
15:19 Port Everglades new Heron Garage touts solar power, moving walkway
14:38 JAXPORT welcomes passenger vessel Ocean Explorer for port-of-call visit
13:27 Canadian fishing company chooses Skipsteknisk design
12:11 Mayflower Wind signs agreement with Gladding-Hearn for design/build of hybrid electric offshore wind crew transfer vessel
11:03 USCG commissions fast response cutter Emlen Tunnell

2021 October 16

12:38 MYCRANE signs MoU with Swiss-based EPCM, PESCO Switzerland AG
10:19 Star Pride delivered at the Fincantieri shipyard in Palermo
09:37 Three zero-emission harbour tugs mark Corvus Energy’s 500th project order
08:16 Rolls-Royce launches mtu hydrogen solutions for power generation

2021 October 15

18:27 Sea Machines uses biofuel to power tug Nellie Bly on long-haul autonomous journey
18:07 Dublin Port Company to open €48m Dublin Inland Port
17:53 Danfoss Editron powering the first fast crew supply vessel able to compete with helicopter transfers
17:33 Tsawwassen First Nation and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority sign renewed Relationship Agreement
17:09 Sevmash completed manufacturing of sections for offshore ice-resistant fixed platform LSP "A"
16:40 Global Ports Holding positions Kalundborg as an alternative to Copenhagen
16:33 Duisburg Rail Terminal welcomed the one millionth unit since it started the operations in 2013
15:13 Klaveness Combination Carriers signs a Letter of Intent with Shipshave AS to implement its semi-autonomous hull cleaning solution across its fleet
14:31 Wärtsilä next generation navigation simulator to power the Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety in Singapore
14:09 Coral Consortium working on a water drone to regularly monitor water quality in the basins of the Port of Gdańsk
13:53 Port of San Diego adopts most ambitious maritime clean air strategy of its kind in California
13:22 LNGnews.RU supports 5th LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives conference as its Media Partner
13:02 A.P. Moller - Maersk enters strategic partnership with Danish Crown on global end-to-end logistics
12:36 GTT is selected by Hyundai Heavy Industries to equip the tanks of two new LNG-fueled container vessels with its membrane containment technology and smart shipping solutions
11:47 Russian-Chinese joint naval exercise is underway in the Sea of Japan
11:23 Transneft Kozmino Port starts construction of maintenance site for servicing mariculture site
10:08 MABUX: Bunker prices may continue slight upward changes on Oct.15
10:02 Port of Long Beach has second-busiest September
09:56 Port of Oakland’s Danny Wan heads statewide port group
09:51 Rosneft sells 5% in Vostok Oil to a consortium of Vitol and MME
09:32 Crude oil prices rise driven by demand growth
09:19 Baltic Dry Index as of October 14

2021 October 14

18:05 MOL, SoftBank and e5 Lab start joint studies for next-generation maritime high-speed satellite communications
17:54 Glavgosexpertiza approves construction of tank for light oil products at IPP terminal in Novorossiysk
17:35 Sembo secures $12m investment from Stena Line
17:15 Jan De Nul signs T&I contract for Gode Wind 3 & Borkum Riffgrund 3
16:52 Singapore Maritime Institute to support next phase of maritime R&D activities with funding and partnerships
16:15 ABS and Kongsberg Digital join forces to power maritime digitalization and decarbonization
15:58 Petersburg Oil Terminal handled 6.9 million tonnes of oil products in 9M’21, down 1% YoY
15:41 Topsoe puts demonstration plant into operation for production of sustainable Methanol from biogas
15:25 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 41, 2021
15:24 Scandlines prepares sister ferry M/V Berlin for installation of Norsepower Rotor Sail
15:04 AET completes its first ever LNG bunkering in the US
14:53 Gazprom and Russian Government sign agreement of intent on hydrogen energy
14:31 Solstad Offshore, Aker Solutions and DeepOcean create offshore renewables alliance
14:11 Maersk invests in Vertoro to develop green lignin marine fuels
13:59 Joint Sea 2021 Russian-Chinese naval exercise starts in Sea of Japan
13:34 ABB to turbocharge first ME-GA engines as MAN ES opens new route to sustainable sailing for gas carriers
13:10 BC Ferries' sixth Island Class ferry departs Romania bound for B.C.
13:01 Sea Terminal “Tuloma” obtains permit for construction of dry bulk cargo terminal in Murmansk
12:32 New NIC-place Data Lake maximizes value of business logistics data using customized Big Data analytics
12:10 Valaris Drillship achieves ABS Enhanced Electrical System Notation in world first
11:41 Nor-Shipping expects ‘fundamental shift’ in industry focus post COP26
11:05 Maersk Tankers uses vessels’ “digital twin” to slash emissions
10:34 7th Annual East Africa Transport & Infrastructure conference to be held on 15-16 November 2021 in Ethiopia
10:12 BTP Terminal in Brazil goes live remotely with CyberLogitec’s OPUS Terminal
09:53 MABUX: Still no firm trend on Global bunker market on Oct.14
09:30 Crude oil prices rise driven by OPEC output forecast
09:15 Baltic Dry Index as of October 13

2021 October 13

18:17 Portsmouth International Port sets course for shore power