The tanker SCF Amur Group "Sovcomflot" September 3, 2012 passed traverse Cape Dezhneva, thus completing the voyage along the Northern Sea Route with a cargo of 44 tons of oil products of JSC "Gazprom Neft". As the press service of the "SCF" transition time for the SMP was 7 days. Average speed of the tanker when passing on Arctic routes — 12.5 knots.
The vessel size MR 47 thousand deadweight tons Ice-ice class 1A (Arc4) went in a caravan at the wiring of the atomic icebreaker "50 Years of Victory". Swimming took place mainly in low visibility conditions at relatively favorable ice conditions. Currently, the tanker came to clean water and continues to the port of discharge in South-East Asia.
The current flight is operated under existing long-term agreements on cooperation of "SCF" and OAO "Gazprom". In January 2012 it was decided to organize a test flight on the Northern Sea Route to deliver resources concern "Gazprom" to markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
It is noted that for the group of companies "Sovcomflot" is the fourth-through flight from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Arctic.
The technical organization of flight tanker SCF Amur carried out in a professional manner by "SCF Unicom" and specialists of the main office of "SCF" in cooperation with state agencies.
The crew of the tanker SCF Amur consists of 25 sailors from the additional post of adviser to the ice with the rank of captain with a lot of experience sailing in ice conditions. The vessel is equipped with all available means of communication, including satellite Iridium, the Internet, and advanced navigation system Glonass and GPS.
Arrival SCFAmur tanker at the destination port is planned in the second half of September.
SCF Group (Sovcomflot) — one of the world's leading shipping companies, specializing in the transportation of petroleum products and liquefied natural gas. The fleet includes 155 vessels with a total deadweight of 11.8 million tons. The company is registered in St. Petersburg with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, London, Limassol, Madrid and Singapore.
A wide range of vessels, their high concentration in the market segments most demanded by major Russian oil and gas companies own technical development and unique to the shipping company's suite of advanced technologies allow OAO "Sovcomflot" to satisfy the most demanding customers by providing reliable and efficient transport service needs of oil and gas companies .
The Northern Sea Route — the shortest sea route between the European part of Russia and the Far East. The length of it from the Kara Gate to the Bay of Providence — 5600 km — 34% less than the distance along the southern route through the Suez Canal, which makes SMP cost-effective alternative to conventional routes between ports in Europe, the Far East and North America.