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RS Class: a new icebreaking ship laid down
23 December 2015

RS Class: a new icebreaking ship laid down

On 17 December 2015, the festive keel laying ceremony for a multipurpose icebreaking ship of project P-71014, first ship of a series being built to the class of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) by order of PAO Sovcomflot was held at Archtech Helsinki Shipyard, Finland.

The participants to the ceremony were Evgeniy Ambrosov, Senior Executive Vice-President of PAO Sovcomflot, Esko Mustamäki, Managing Director of Archtech Helsinki Shipyard, Albert Chernyshov, Director of the RS Branch in Finland, representatives of Sakhalin Energy oil and gas company and JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation.

By tradition of the Finnish shipbuilders, the participants to the ceremony placed lucky pieces in a keel block of the blockout. Later, at the ship launching, the pieces will be retrieved and put into a special box under the mast of the built ship.

The multipurpose icebreaking ship is designed for operation under Sakhalin-2 energy project. Ice class ships will be capable of providing emergency evacuation and oil spill response in adverse climatic conditions.

Class notation: ✪ Icebreaker6 AUT-1 OMBO FF3WS DYNPOS-2 ANTI-ICE ECO Winterization(-35) Passenger ship Supply vessel Oil recovery ship.

Main particulars:

  • deadweight 3000 t;
  • length overall 100 m;
  • breadth 21 m;
  • maximum draught 7,6 m.


Established in 1913, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is one of the leading classification societies. Recognised by the European Union. Member of IACS. The RS activity is aimed at enhancing high standards of maritime safety and minimising the negative impact of human activities on the environment through scientifically based risk assessment and risk management procedures.

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