• 2019 October 7 11:45

    Naming of Sovcomflot’s new Arctic shuttle tanker held in Vladivostok

    A naming and flag-raising ceremony for the new Arctic shuttle tanker of Sovcomflot was held on Sunday, October 6, in the center of Vladivostok, at the passenger terminal. As IAA PortNews correspondent reported from the site, the ice-class tanker intended for operation on the Northern Sea Route was named Mikhail Lazarev.

    The ceremony was attended by Sergey Frank, Chairman of Sovcomflot BoD; Oksana Tarasenko, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, member of Sovcomflot BoD; Oleg Melnikov, Vice-Governor of the Primorsky Territory.

    When speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of Sovcomflot BoD Sergey Frank emphasized the significance of that day for Russia and for the company as the fleet of Russia has been expanded with a unique ship of Arc7 class, the Mikhail Lazarev. Immediately after the naming and flag-raising ceremony the ship will proceed to the area of operation in the Northern Sea Route waters to perform the tasks on transportation of national economy goods under the Gazprom Neft’s Novy Port project. The ship is named after a legendary Russian seafarer and traveler Mikhail Lazarev. An expedition headed by him discovered the sixth continent, the Antarctica. Mikhail Lazarev brought up a constellation of distinguished seafarers and admirals: Nakhimov, Kornilov, Istomin, Budakov. He took part in three successful round-the-world voyages. I would like to address the master of the ship and its crew. You will make a vital contribution in implementation of the task set by the President of our country and RF Government on expansion of commercial shipping in the Northern Sea Route waters and raising its cargo traffic to 80 million tonnes by 2024”, said Sergey Frank.

    According to him, the first three tankers of the series were deployed for operation on the route in 2016. They have already carried over 9 million tonnes of oil. The Mikhail Lazarev will join those vessels as oil production is growing and the demand for the fleet expansion is increasing.

    Oksana Tarasenko, Deputy Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, acted as the Godmother during the naming ceremony.

    The Mikhail Lazarev is the forth ship of the Shturman Albanov series. The tankers of the series are intended for year-round operation on the Northern Sea Route, in the area of the Gulf of Ob, for oil transportation under the Gazprom’s Novy Port project. Over the three years of operation on the route, the tankers have carried 9.5 million tonnes of crude oil.

    The ships of the series can operate round-the-year in severe conditions. With their Arc7 class the ships can break through ice of up to 1.8 meters and operate in temperature of up to -45 Celsius degrees. The design of the ships takes into consideration their dislocation in the Gulf of Ob: shallow areas of fresh water with thick and dense ice.

    The Mikhail Lazarev is equipped with an improved power plant. The tanker runs on diesel fuel and can move stern first. The ship will fly the flag of the Russian Federation with Saint-Petersburg as the port of registration. The crew – 25 Russian seafarers.

    The ship’s deadweight — 41,012 t, ice class — Arc7, length — 248.9 m, width — 34 m, loaded draft — 9.5 m. Commercial speed — 16 knots.




2020 July 14

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17:57 More States need to act on crew changes, says IMO Secretary-General
17:33 Throughput of Russian seaports in 6M’2020 climbed by 0.1% (detalization)
17:11 Alewijnse completes electrical installation TSHD Anchorage
16:46 Vladimir Putin signs the package of federal laws on the system of privileges in the Arctic
16:21 Mark Sickles named Interim CEO & Executive Director of DCA
15:55 Reconstruction of hydraulic facility No 9 of Tushinsky District’s HES obtains state expert approval
15:32 Green Yard Group takes over Kleven Verft business
15:04 Engineering and geological survey began for construction of Port Dalny terminal in Khabarovsk Territory
14:39 LISCR hires former USCG LNG expert to boost its global team
14:20 Young Russian sturgeon released to Volga as compensatory measure for dredging on Volga Caspian Canal
13:57 Rosmorport releases young keta salmon as compensatory measure for dredging in Shakhtersk
13:36 Straatman BV built solar-powered mooring systems for Port of Hamburg
13:12 ABB to power the world’s largest diamond recovery vessel for De Beers
12:48 Bunker prices are stable at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:23 COMSAT bolsters Inmarsat network with increased C-band and L-band capabilities
11:55 IMO's informal discussions focus on cutting shipping’s carbon intensity
11:31 G3 Terminal Vancouver opens on Canada’s West Coast and transforms Canada’s grain supply chain
11:13 Further progress towards greener and safer ship recycling in Bangladesh reported at SENSREC meeting
10:50 Polish Ministry of Climate signs letter of intent on cooperation in the development of offshore wind energy
10:32 USCG investigates uninspected passenger vessel allision
10:07 Gdynia to be the installation port of Polish wind farms on the Baltic Sea
09:42 More information needed on the impacts of emissions trading in maritime transport
09:26 Oil prices decrease amid demand concerns
09:21 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 14
09:08 Baltic Dry Index as of July 13

2020 July 13

18:24 Canada joins Global Ocean Alliance
18:00 Interim report and independent audit of KS1437 Multipass Port project approved by related authority
16:59 Port of Ventspils (Latvia) handled 6.8 million tonnes of cargo in 6M’2020
15:32 Oboronlogistics ensures Northern delivery
15:04 Ørsted and Van Oord have successfully installed all array cables of the Borssele I & II offshore wind farm
14:21 Dublin Port throughput declines by 10.9% in the six months to June
13:53 FSUE Rosmorport’s revenue in HI’2020 grew by 6% YoY
13:30 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO grew to RUB 10,425 in RF spot market
13:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
12:41 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
12:19 Tallinks’s vessel Romantika to offer two direct sailings from Riga to Helsinki this July and August
12:18 ISO releases environmental report assurance standard
11:55 NOVATEK reports preliminary operating data for the second quarter and first half 2020
11:32 KN increases the volume of biofuel handling
11:02 XELLZ acquires additional 100.000sqm to develop a Free Zone at Rosslare Europort
10:14 Gibdock completes an extensive two-vessel drydocking and maintenance project for returning customer Shearwater GeoServices
10:13 Port of Helsinki throughput in 6M’2019 fell by 9.2% to 6.6 million tonnes
09:58 The Fjords takes delivery of second all-electric passenger ship
09:49 Oil prices continue going down
09:32 RF Government to allocate RUB 320 million as support of shipping companies
09:10 Baltic Dry Index as of July 10
09:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, July 13

2020 July 12

16:21 Carnival Corp announces change in leadership team
15:38 UMS Skeldar gets contract to supply mine countermeasures drones system
15:23 Samson introduces the latest in mooring line innovation
14:19 Coast Guard halts 2 illegal charters near Star Island
13:41 Carnival Corporation's AIDA Cruises to restart sailing vacations in August
13:18 New OCIMF Committee structure
12:51 American P&I Club and ABS Consulting join forces to drive cyber awareness for maritime insurance
11:49 Royal Caribbean Group acquires remaining interest in Silversea

2020 July 11

15:28 Cox Powertrain celebrates as first 300hp diesel outboards roll off the production line ready for delivery
14:51 WCI names Tracy R. Zea as President & CEO
13:45 NOS expands its fleet with two additional M-Class vessels
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