The icebreaker will be put in operation by the Murmansk Shipping Company this spring.
50 Years of Victory is the largest icebreaker in the world and is a representative of the state-of-the-art second series nuclear-powered icebreakers such as the “Arctika”. The vessel is 159 meters long, 30 meters wide, weighs 25 thousand tons and has a speed of 18 knots. The vessel is capable of breaking up ice sheets as thick as 2.8 meters and is equipped with two nuclear-powered 75 thousand horsepower engines. The icebreaker will be manned by a crew of 138 people, St. Petersburg News Firm reported.