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Senkevich, Yuri Aleksandrovich

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Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich was a famous doctor, explorer, traveller and a TV  presenter.

Yuri Senkevich was elected Academician of the Russian TV  Academy, President of the Russian Travellers' Association, Member of the  Writers' Union of Russia and Co-Chairman of the International Fund for  Humanitarian Aid and Co-operation.

He took part in numerous geographic  expeditions and joined Thor Heyerdahl in his sea voyages on board the papyrus  raft "Ra" and later on "Ra-2" and "Tigris". He also participated in the maritime  expeditions of Timothy Severin and travelled to the North Pole and Everest as a  medical adviser.  

The Aframax tanker of the enhanced ice class (100,000 dwt), designed and  built especially for oil transportation for Sakhalin-1 project, was named after  Yuri Senkevich. The "Yuri Senkevich" meets all the national and international  safety requirements and has been classified as '1A ice class' by the Norwegian  Classification Society "Det Norske Veritas".