Murmansk Branch News

The Admiral Makarov icebreaker returns to the seaport of Murmansk

The Admiral Makarov icebreaker returned to the seaport of Murmansk on March 28, 2018.

For over a month the Admiral Makarov has been on a cruise to ensure navigation safety of vessels in the ice channel of Yenisei River and the Yenisei Bay.

In the course of its work the icebreaker has broken new sections of the working channel westward of Korsakov Islands – the Ovtsyn Strait in the ice ledge with the ice thickness of 90-120 cm to ensure the scheduled speed of vessels.

In the course of its work the Admiral Makarov linear diesel electric icebreaker ensured safe passage of five vessels of PJSC “Norilsk Nickel” that had delivered cargoes to the seaport of Dudinka.

The Admiral Makarov icebreaker has undergone planned repairs in the seaport of Murmansk. The repairs are scheduled to be over in the summer 2018. 

For reference 

The Admiral Makarov icebreaker’s key particulars

Register Class

КМ(*) LL2 [2]

Total Length

134,84 m

Total Breadth

26,05 m

Ballast draft/loaded draft

8 m/11 m

The icebreaker’s loaded speed/the vessel’s saving mode speed

19,4 knots/9,2 knots

Ice thickness

1,8 m

The main engine power / the engine unit overall power

3383kW/30451 kW


Three months in full load (fuel)

Navigation area


Number of passengers

12 people

Information on passenger rooms

There are 10 double passenger rooms.

Passengers rooms are completed pursuant to the terms of the agreement.