Murmansk Branch News

Krasin icebreaker heads to the Arctic after repair

On April 1, 2023, with the repair work being finished successfully, the Krasin icebreaker of the FSUE “Rosmorport” Murmansk Branch left the seaport of Murmansk and headed to work on the lanes of the Northern Sea Route.

The repairs included repairing the main and auxiliary engines, hull, main and auxiliary systems, main generators, rowing electric motors of the icebreaker.

Mooring and sea trials of the Krasin icebreaker prove the declared technical capabilities of the vessel, which are certified by the regular inspection of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping.

Nine diesel units with a total capacity of 30.4 MW drive 3 propeller shafts. The icebreaker can overcome ice 1.8 m thick at a speed of 4-6 knots. Icebreaker assistance of vessels is provided both “close-by”, with the exception of vessels with a bulbous bow, and by leading. The icebreaker is equipped with bow fenders with a lifting capacity of 3 tons and stern fenders with a lifting capacity of 10 tons, and can carry up to 100 tons of cargo and 12 passengers.

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The Krasin icebreaker was constructed in 1976. The vessel is named after Leonid Borisovich Krasin, the Soviet politician who held the positions of People's Commissar of Trade and Industry, Railways, Foreign Trade of the RSFSR, and the first People's Commissar of Foreign Trade of the USSR in different years.