Third tanker of SCF Group successfully passes the Northern Sea Route
The Mar Adriana tanker owned by Sovcomflot (SCF Group) on November 2, 2011 passed Cape Dezhnev and entered the Pacific Ocean, successfully completing her first voyage on the Northern Sea Route, the Group said Thursday. Now the ship is bound for the destination port of Vladivostok. Friday, 04.Nov.2011, 02:39 (GMT+3)
The Mar Adriana tanker owned by Sovcomflot (SCF Group) on November 2, 2011 passed Cape Dezhnev and entered the Pacific Ocean, successfully completing her first voyage on the Northern Sea Route, the Group said Thursday. Now the ship is bound for the destination port of Vladivostok.
The tanker has covered 2,180 nm for over seven days, at an average operational speed of 12.5 knots. The Mar Adriana was escorted by Atomflotâ€™s nuclear-powered icebreaker "Russia."
This is the third voyage of SCF tankers along the northern shipping lane. Earlier in August this year, Suezmax tanker Vladimir Tikhonov (about 162,000DWT) set the record passing the NSR in a week, the first fully loaded vessel that ever passed the route. In August 2010, the 117,000DWT SCF Baltica, the Aframax class tanker of SCF Group, successfully completed her test voyage.
The products carrier Mar Adriana has deadweight of 18,000 tons, ice class 736 ICE-1A (Arc4), LOA - 144 m, beam - 23 m. The ship left the port of Rotterdam on October 19. The vessel is chartered by Cyprus-headquartered Svarog Shipping and Trading Company Ltd.. Technical operator - Marpetrol, Madrid (part of SCF Group). The tanker will carry petroleum products for Lia Oil from the port of Vladivostok.
St.Petersburg-headquartered Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is the biggest shipping company in Russia specializing in global transportation of crude oil, petroleum products and other energy sources. The Group ranks first global company in the segment of commodities carriers, and second in the segment of Aframax tankers.The company has the worldâ€™s largest ice-class vessels fleet. It is also the top global operator of Arctic shuttle tankers and LNG carriers with Ice Class.The Group's fleet comprises 156 vessels of total deadweight of nearly 12 million tons, the average age of the tanker fleet is 6.6 years. The Group has offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, London, Limassol, Madrid and Singapore.