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Title: Does anyone know what type of ship is it?
Post by: Cthulhu on September 04, 2018, 04:01:55 pm
Hi everyone. I don't know anything about ships but I really need to know the name of the ship that is in the picture. Google Images have told me that this is an oil tanker, but I don't know anything more... ;D

(https://image.slidesharecdn.com/expeditiontotherussianarctic-120701082521-phpapp02/95/expedition-to-the-russian-arctic-34-728.jpg?cb=1341207848)

Source:https://www.slideshare.net/GyrgyVmos/expedition-to-the-russian-arctic/34 (https://www.slideshare.net/GyrgyVmos/expedition-to-the-russian-arctic/34)


Title: Re: Does anyone know what type of ship is it?
Post by: Bob Scott on September 04, 2018, 04:10:59 pm
It is a SA15 standard design, icebreaking general cargo ship built in Finland in the 1980s for the USSR.They were also known as the NORILSK class (after the lead ship) and 19 of them were built. This one's name is KANDALAKSHA and it was bult by Oy Wärtsilä Ab, Turku in 1984.It went to Chinese breakers in 2010


Title: Re: Does anyone know what type of ship is it?
Post by: Bjørn Knudsen on September 04, 2018, 04:40:42 pm
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2582561


Title: Re: Does anyone know what type of ship is it?
Post by: Cthulhu on September 04, 2018, 05:56:19 pm
Wow, thank you for the answer! :o :)


Title: Re: Does anyone know what type of ship is it?
Post by: em777 on September 04, 2018, 06:00:39 pm
I sailed on two of them, fantastic vessels!


Title: Re: Does anyone know what type of ship is it?
Post by: Tuomas Romu on September 06, 2018, 08:15:41 pm
I wrote an article about the ships in Wikipedia some years ago:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SA-15_(ship)

We have a very detailed scale model of Nizhneyansk next to my desk at the office, complete with the hovercraft on deck.