LK-16 Project 21900M Murmansk
The icebreaker Project 21900M (also known as LK-16) is a series of three diesel-electric icebreakers destined for the Russian Federation. The project 21900 is developed for large-scale oil tanker assistance, as well as towing, transportation and rescue missions in icy waters.
The 21900M icebreakers are two-deck vessels with an extended tank, with an medium engine room, with two full-rotor helm columns in the stern and a bow thruster, with a built-in superstructure shifted to the nose, a helicopter landing area at the bow and open deck in the stern.
Work as a line icebreaker providing high maneuverability and icebreaking capability (it can move steadily in the ice up to 1.5 m thick).
- Towing of vessels and other floating platforms in the ice conditions and open water;
- Assisting vessels in distress and rescue operations in ice conditions and open water;
- Delivery of necessary equipment and participation in oil spill response operations using its on-board equipment;
- Provision of underwater technical works using equipment and specialized systems installed on board the vessel in the drilling rig and oil platform areas, seabed studies, search and rescue operations;
- Fire-fighting on vessels, drilling and oil platforms;
- Implementation of some other special operations at sea.
PJSC "Vyborg Shipyard" (VSZ, Leningrad region) on December 26, 2016, FSUE "Rosmorport" transferred the diesel-electric icebreaker "Novorossiysk" project 21900M. The Novorossiysk icebreaker is the final ship of a series of three ships that were built at the Vyborg plant. The head ship of the Vladivostok series was handed over to the customer in September 2015. The second ship "Murmansk" was commissioned in December 2015.
|Vessel class||KM?Icebreaker 6  AUT1-ICS FF2WS EPP ECO BWM HELIDECK Special purpose ship|
|Displacement: - full||14,322 tons|
|Length overall||119.4- 119.8 m|
|Beam overall||27.5 m|
|Minimum draft||8.5 m|
|Delivered power||17.4 MW|
|Icebreaking capability ice||
|Speed (open water)||17 knots|
|Special personnel||22 people.|
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