Icebreaking Services

1. General information

2. Procedure for the providion of icebreaking services

3. Statistics

4. Contacts


     1. General information

     With the Kapitan Dranitsyn and the Admiral Makarov diesel-electrical icebreakers, the FSUE “Rosmorport” Murmansk Branch offers the following services to interested organizations in the waters of the White Sea, and the Caspian Sea, on the North Sea Route, and if necessary, in other ice areas of the World Ocean:
     - icebreaking services;
     - maintaining conditions for the passability of ice channels  and the safety of navigation;

     - providing vessels mooring in ice conditions;
     - supporting research in the Arctic continental shelf and expeditions to reach the South Pole.

     Examples of using icebreakers of the Murmansk Branch by Russian and foreign customers.

 

     In 2008 and 2009 the Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker chartered by the University of Alaska (the U.S.A.) provided the work of a scientific expedition in the Barents Sea and the Kara Sea, the Laptev Sea and the Norwegian Sea. At that period the Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker was also chartered by the Government of Argentina to escort the Vasily Golovnin vessel for supplies of the Belgrano II Base. Crew members of the icebreaker received gratitude from the Government of Argentina for the good quality job they had done.

 

     In 2010-2011 the Kapitan Dranitsyn chartered by the Government of the Argentine Republic escorted the Vasily Golovnin vessel for supplies of the Belgrano II Base. At that time the Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreraker supported the winter navigation in the seaports of the White Sea, provided support for tankers in the Gulf of Ob for the needs of OJSC “NK Rosneft” and vessels in the Yenisei Bay for the benefit of OJSC “GMK Norilsk Nickel”. Chartered by the Association of Russian Polar Explorers the icebreaker delivered passengers to the Frantz Joseph Land Archipelago.

 

     In 2012 the Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker provided the work of the Federal State Unitary Research and Production Enterprise for Marine Exploration “Sevmorgeo” scientific expedition to explore the Artic shelf (Alpha Ridge) in the central part of the Arctic Ocean.

 

     In 2013 the Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker provided the work of the Federal State Budgetary Institution “AANII” to study dangerous ice facilities in the Kara Sea.

 

     In 2014 the Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker chartered by the Government of Argentina provided support for the Vasily Golovnin vessel for supplies of the Belgrano II Base.

 

     In 2015 by order of PJSC “Sovfrakht” the Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker provided icebreaker support for cargo and passenger vessels delivering cargoes and carrying passengers on Alexander Island of the Frantz Joseph Land Archipelago. In August 2015 for the benefit of the Nonprofit Institution “The Polar Exploration Fund ‘Polar Fund’” the Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker removed polar explorers from the drifting ice station (the ice) with scientific equipment and the housing compound of the research station.

 

     In 2016 the Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker chartered by the Federal State Budgetary Institution “AANII” was used in the Kara Sea for transport and icebreaker support of  the work of the expedition group of the Arctic and Antarctic research institute. In the same year by order of PJSC “Sovfrakht” the icebreaker provided icebreaker support for cargo and passenger vessels delivering cargoes and carrying passengers to Alexander Island of the Frantz Joseph Land Archipelago.

 

     In 2017 the Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker chartered by LLC “InterOilTrading” was used to provide support for transport vessels to the seaport of Pevek.


     Specifications of the diesel-electrical icebreakers of the Murmansk Branch

 

Name The Kapitan Dranitsyn icebreaker The Admiral Makarov icebreaker
Ship class РМРС/КМ*LL3 2 А2 КМ(*) LL2 [2]
Total length, m 122,5 134,84
Total breadth, m 26,5 26,05
Ballast draft/loaded draft, m 7,5/8,5 8/11
Loaded speed/saving mode speed, nautical knots 18/14 19,4/9,2
Ice thickness, m 1,8 1,8
Main engine power / total power of the power unit, kW 3 044/18 264 3 383/30 451
Endurance one month at full load (fuel) three months at full load (fuel)
Navigation area unrestricted navigation unrestricted navigation
Number of passengers 128 passengers 12 passengers
Information on passenger rooms There are 52 double passenger rooms, including 6 passenger deluxe rooms; and
8 triple passenger rooms.
Passenger rooms are fitted pursuant to the terms of an agreement.
There are 10 double passenger rooms.
Passenger rooms are completed pursuant to the terms of an agreement.


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     2. Procedure for the providion of icebreaking services


     The FSUE “Rosmorport” Murmansk Branch renders icebreaking services with the help of Kapitan Dranitsyn, and Admiral Makarov icebreakers on a contract basis. Terms and conditions of an icebreaking contract (further referred to as Contract) are defined on an individual basis, depending on the purposes stipulated by the potential client.
     In order to make a Contract, a potential client should file an application to the Murmansk Branch by fax: +7 (8152) 55-08-50 or by e-mail: mail@mrm.rosmorport.ru The application is reviewed by the Murmansk Branch within 30 days, or more, if additional consultations with the potential client are needed. If the Murmansk Branch has technical opportunities to render the requested services, the client is sent the Contract for signing. The signed Contract must be returned to the Murmansk Branch.
     The icebreaking services are rendered by the Murmansk Branch according to terms and conditions of the agreed Contract.

     3. Statistics

     Information on usage of Kapitan Dranitsyn ice breaker 
 

Year

Areas of usage

Number of
assisted vessels

Total length of
navigation routes,
sea miles

Total length of
ice navigation,
sea miles

Total length of all
icebreaking assistance
routes, sea miles

2008

Arctic seas,
Antarctic

1

7,390

2009

Arctic seas,
Antarctic,
Ob mouth,
White Sea

8

23,597

6,127

4,460

2010

Arctic seas,
Antarctic,
Ob mouth,
Enisey, White Sea

1

13,578

3,980

626

2011

Arctic seas,
Antarctic,
Gulf of Finland,
White Sea

365

38,095

13,506

10,857

2012

White, Barents,
Kara, Laptev,
East Siberian seas,
Sea of Okhotsk

72

16,549

10,244

6,978

2013

White and Barents seas

56

4,921

4,554

3,643

2014 Antarctic 1 21,118 3,122 1,377
2015

Greenland, Barents

and Kara Sea

33 11,439 8,744 7,827
2016

Baltic, Norwegian, Barents,

Kara, White, East Siberian

Seas and Laptev Sea 

19 19,457 6,265 6,018

2017

The Barents Sea and the Kara Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the White Sea, the Laptev Sea, the East Siberian Sea, the Baltic Sea

2

3 673

1 948

1 948


     4. Contacts

     For additional information on terms and conditions of the Murmansk Branch icebreaking services with the use of the Branch's icebreakers, please contact:
     +7 (8152) 55-08-01 (Monday through Friday from 8:00 till 17:00 MSK),
     or send a request by fax: +7 (8152) 55-08-50, or e-mail: berth@mrm.rosmorport.ru