VITUS BERING is the icebreaking platform supply and emergency rescue vessel built by Arctech shipyard at Helsinki.
VITUS BERING is 99.9m long overall. Her hull has a moulded breadth of 22.1m and depth of 11.00m to upper deck. When loaded to a draught of 7.90m, the deadweight of the ship is 4158dwt.
The vessel has been designed to withstand the harsh environmental conditions in freezing temperatures of around -35°C and is capable of operating independently on ice that is 1.7m thick, while maintaining a speed of 3kn. The vessel is capable of passing through ice ridges as deep as 20m.
Besides icebreaking, the vessel has also been designed to carry out rescue operations for 195 people, oil spill containment operations and fire fighting, and carry various goods. The vessel is also equipped with a Glonass satellite navigation system and a dynamic positioning system. The four Wärtsilä diesel generating sets have a combined output of 18,000kW and provide power for all shipboard consumers, including two 6.5MW ABB Azipod propulsion units.