Nordic Yards Launches Pair of Multi-Purpose Icebreakers for Russia’s Ministry of Transport

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Rendering of the arctic icebreaking rescue vessel under construction at Nordic Yards for the Russian Ministry of Transport

By Shubin Aleksey Andreyevich,

On 21 September 2014, Nordic Yards launched two 7MW multipurpose salvage/icebreaker vessels, the Bering Strait and Murman from their shipyard in Wismar, Germany.  The two vessels are part of project MPSV06 and are being built for the Russian Ministry of Transport under the federal target program “Development of transport system of Russia (2010-2015).”

MPSV06

MPSV06
Delivery to the federal institution “Morspassluzhba Rosmorechflota” is planned in March 2015.  The Bering Strait and the Murman will be assigned to the ports of Korsakov and Murmansk, respectively.

Main dimensions

  • Length overall (considering towing fenders) – 86.00 m
  • Length overall – 85.38 m
  • Conventional length – 77.96 m
  • The length of the RS Rules – 74.37 m
  • Length between perpendiculars – 70.60 m
  • Breadth (considering towing fenders) -19.10 m
  • Width – 18.50 m
  • Width at waterline – 18.0 m
  • Depth – 8.50 m
  • Draught at SWL – 6.00 m
  • Displacement at draft SWL (? = 1.025 m / m) – 5127 tons
  • Deadweight at SWL (? = 1.025 t / m³) – 1370 tons
  • Capacity of cargo holds (approximately) 800 m³
  • Container, FEU 12
  • Cargo Cranes 2 x 32 m (radius 22.5 m),aft n-frame g / 80 t working radius – 10 m
  • Class of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping – KM Icebreaker 6 AUT1-ICS OMBO FF2WS DYNPOS-2 EPP Salvage ship
  • Maximum continuous power of ME(min) – 2 x 3500 kW
  • Screw and steering system with 2 full-circle rudder FPP
  • Speed at draft at SWL – 15 kt
  • Eco speed – 11 knots
  • Power nasal thruster – 2 x 1394 kW
  • Crew, the number of places – 26
  • Special persons, the number of places – 12
  • Total number of seats for the 95 rescued

Images courtesy Nordic Yards