Research ship for the integrated fishery and oceanographic research in the Antarctic.


KM Ice3 [1] AUT1- ICS (REF) EPP ECO Special purpose ship of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping


  • trawl and acoustic multispecies research to evaluate aquatic organisms reserves;
  • study of oceanological conditions to provide the biological and fishing efficiency of water in the research areas;

  • monitoring of commercial aquatic organisms habitats;

  • evaluation of state and distribution pattern of food reserves, food supply for main commercial fish;

  • analysis of behaviour and data collection to evaluate aquatic organisms reserves by means of remote-controlled underwater vehicle;

  • mapping of bottom configuration of the water area under survey;

  • fish catching by means of bottom and pelagic trawls for research purposes (for laboratory tests) with following freezing;

  • adoption of new fish-detecting methods and apparatus;

  • engineering research in the field of aquatic organisms processing


  • Thruster, pcs. x kW                                                              1x400.1x1800
  • Electro-hydraulic crane, pcs. x capacity x outreach            2 x 5t x 8m, 1 x 6t x 14m, 1 x 1t x 12m
  • Electric oceanographic winch, kN                                       15
  • Electric rope winch, kN                                                        10
  • Electric winch, pcs. x kN                                                      1x50, 2x20, 1x50, 1x30, 2x40
  • Plankton laser meter, set                                                     1
  • Hydraulic trawl winch, pcs. x kN                                          2x400
  • Electric Gilson winch, pcs. x kN                                           2x120
  • Electric winch, pcs. x kN 4x100
  • Hydraulic net drum with separation shoulder, pcs. x kN      1x200
  • Hydraulic net drum for pelagic or bottom trawl, pcs. x kN    1x300
  • Hydraulic cable winch, kN.                                                   21
  • Throw-overboard liferaft, pcs. x pers.                                  6x25
  • Rescue/work boat, pcs. x pers.                                            1x8/1x6          


Operation centre, ichthyological block, oceanological block, laboratory of underwater video systems, hydrobiological and
hydrochemical laboratories.


Freezing hold (-25oC) with volume of ab. 300 m3, deep-freeze chamber (-45oC) with volume of ab. 50 m3, fish meal plant space, fish flour store room (+15oC) with volume of ab. 100 m3.


The engineering design was developed in 2011.

Main Features

  • Length overall, m 78.0
  • Length between perpendiculars, m 73.0
  • Breadth at DWL, m 16.0
  • Depth up to production deck, m 6.5
  • Depth up to trawl deck, m 9,5
  • Draft at DWL amidships, m ab. 6.0
  • Speed, knots not less than 15
  • Endurance, days 50
  • Crew / research personnel, pers. 28/15
  • Capacity of fish processing plant ab. 20 t/day

Power plant

  • Main diesel generator, pcs. x kW 2x1520, 2x1020
  • Emergency/harbour diesel generator, kW ab. 150
  • Electric propulsion installation, pcs. x kW ab. 2х1600

Chief Designer

V. V. Volkov