Vessel nationality:        Russia

Vessel owner:        Russian Federal Government

Vessel operator:        Murmansk Shipping Co.

Vessel web page:


Vessel Activities and Operating Areas        

Vessel's main activity:        Polar icebreaking in support of shipping and research vessels.

Vessel operating areas:        All arctic seas, including heavy icebreaking


Vessel Characteristics        

Year and place built:        1985

Type of engine:        Atomic reactor

Vessel length in meters:        148

Beam (Breadth) in meters:        30

Draft in meters:        11

Vessel type:        Polar Icebreaker

Displacement GRT:        23000


Vessel Performance and Capabilities        

Cruising speed (knots, open water):        20,6

Endurance (days):        225

Icebreaking capability:        The Rossija has a steel hull 48 mm ( about 1.8 inches) thick and can break ice 2 to 3 meters thick continuously at 3 knots.



Crew berths:        150

Scientist berths:        100


Onboard Equipment        

Onboard science equipment:        

Onboard cranes:        

Onboard winches:        

Other Science Features: