Cruise icebreaker Sampo


The icebreaker Sampo served in active duty for the Finnish government in 1961-1987. Since 1988 Sampo has been a Cruise Icebreaker on the Gulf of Botnia.  VG-Shipping is responsible for crewing of the vessel.

call sign


Icebreaking class

1A Super


75,68 m

Technical data

Owner Port of Kemi
Call sign OIWK
Type Ice breaker
Built 1960 Helsinki
Flag Finnish
Home port Kemi
Lenght (LoA) 75,68 m
Breadth 17,40 m
Draught 7,00
Displacement 3 542 tonnes
Height of bridge above waterline 14 m
Speed in open water 16 knots
Speed in 50cm solid ice abt. 6-8 knots
Machinery 4 main engines producing about 8800 hp
8 main generators with total capacity of 6000kW
4 auxiliary engines (3 Polaris, 1 Wärtsilä)
Emergency generator 100kW