The icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov in dock at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
prior to departure on 19 November 2001
to the sub Antarctic islands of Australia and New Zealand, and the Ross Sea

Ship owner and operator: Far Eastern Shipping Company, Vladivostok; built by Wartsila, Finland, 1981.
Ship leased by Quark Expeditions, USA.
Ship length: 129.1 m, beam 26.5 m, draft 8.5 m, 10471 tons, maximum speed 19 knots.
6 Wartsila/Stromberg diesel-electric power systems
- each one capable of driving any one of the three propellers.
Cruising speed on 3 engines in clear calm water = 15 knots.

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