2019 October 22 15:27

Victor Chernomyrdin icebreaker successfully completed sea trials

The Victor Chernomyrdin icebreaker built for FSUE Rosmorport has been docked at Berth No9 of Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard having successfully completed its sea trials. Both the shipyard and the customer have confirmed this information for IAA PortNews.

The crew is satisfied with the ship performance. It is to be delivered to the customer within 5-6 weeks.

According to the state contract, ice trials of the ship will be held in the Actic seas after the delivery of the ship to Rosmorport since the ice floe of required thickness is only available from March-April.

The Victor Chernomyrdin is one of the most powerful diesel-electric icebreakers in the world. The ship of 22,300 tonnes in displacement can sail with a speed of about 17 knots in clear water and break through ice of up to 3 meters thick with a 20-centimetre snow cover at 2 knots in both ahead and astern directions. The icebreaker features high maneuverability.  The vessel is also fitted with an air-bubbling system that reduces friction between the hull and ice. The ship’s crew – 38. Endurance - 61 days.

The vessel is intended for icebreaking assistance and towing of ships. With its special premises and laboratories for scientific equipment as well as ability to accommodate 90 special personnel it can service scientific expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic.

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