Ice breaking rescue ship ASTRA.


Swedish Rescue Society’s finest ship. High ice class. 23.35 x 6.63 meters. Ice breaking tug with a passenger certificate for 59 passengers in Swedish area D. 5 cabins with 9 beds. Hundreds of thousands of Euro have been invested in recent years.

  • Flag state SE, Sweden
  • Classification Transportstyrelsen – Swedish Transport Agency
  • LOA 23.35 metres
  • L 21.21 metres
  • Beam 6.63 metres
  • Draft Max 3.2 metres
  • Molded draft 3.60 metres
  • Shipyard Smogens Plat & Svetsindustri AB, Sweden
  • Yard number 47
  • Year built 1994
  • Material hull Steel
  • Thickness 9-15 mm
  • Material superstructure Steel
  • Home port
  • Air draft 12.5 metres
  • Tonnage 111 GT / 33 NT
  • Light ship 146.4 tonnes
  • Displacement 175 tonnes
  • Class type SE-D-D(p)-C-UMS
  • No. of cabins 5
  • No. of passengers 59 in area D
  • Consumption 150 l/hour
  • Cruising speed 11,5 knots
  • Top speed 14 knots

The aft deck with hydraulic door in the stern, Container currently used as a dressing room and laundry room. Secured to the deck during operations and moved easily with the new and more powerful deck crane. Hydraulic winch and tow hook. Foredeck with cradle for the cleared rescue boat, hydraulic crane, double windlass with winches. Forepeak with storage and ropes. On top of the bridge there is a water cannon and 3 searchlights.

Bridge with three seats forward. Sofa around a table and place of the radio operator. 4 control positions, fore, aft and on either side. In the stern are machine controls and panels for winch and search lights. Video surveillance systems for machinery and aft deck. GMDSS area A1 and batteries.

Mess with seating for eight people, including five on the sofa. Galley with stove, oven, refrigerator and dishwasher. Washroom with shower. Exit on the starboard side and the ladder to the bridge. 194 cm headroom.

Hospital cabin on port side of the ship with access to the aft deck and entrance to the mess. On the starboard side is exit on deck, entry for the engine room and storage room.

Day room with tables and couches, big screen projector, cabinets and drawers for life jackets, septic tank and the hatch to the bow thruster. All rooms have smoke detectors. 194-230 cm headroom.

On the lower deck forward are 4 double cabins. One forward cabin has an emergency exit to the foredeck. Each cabin has wardrobe. Captain cabin aft is a bit bigger with a small bench and ship manuals. 192-210 cm headroom.

Mitsubishi main engine, a Volvo auxiliary engine, Onan port generator and shaft generator. Partly new hydraulic system with motors and pumps driven by main engine or Volvo. Fire pump, boiler and batteries.

Aft of the engine room there is a workshop space followed by the steering engine and storage.

Pictures of the hull from her last dry dock in June 2016.

Pictures from sea trial September 20th 2016.