New Arctic shuttle tanker got the name in Busan

Naming of Arctic shuttle tanker “Shturman Malygin” was on the 28th of September on the shipyard «Samsung Heavy Industries» in Busan. Deputy Director of Federal Agency for Marine and River Transport, Nadezhda Zhikhareva, took part in the ceremony.

Tanker “Shturman Malygin” was built by order of “Sovcomflot” Company for year-round shipment of oil from Novoportovskoe field from the terminal “Arctic Gates” belonged to Gazprom Neft.

The tanker is the second one of 6 vessels with ice class Arc 7 that are now under construction for navigation in the Ob Bay. The vessel designed taking into account the Arctic climate and shallow depth of the Ob Bay waters. The deadweight of the tanker is 42 th. tonnes, length – 249 m, beam – 34 m, loaded draft – 9 m. The tanker may pass the ice of 1.8 m height without icebreaking support.

The tanker is named after Stepan Gavrilovich Malygin – one of the first Russian Arctic seas researchers.

Source: http://portnews.ru/

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