Shuttle tanker Timofey Guzhenko takes part in an anti-terrorist exercise


On 4 June, the Arctic shuttle crude oil tanker Timofey Guzhenko took part in large-scale special tactical training exercise in the Barents Sea.

The exercise involved units of the Federal Security Service and Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Murmansk Oblast EMERCOM, the Northern Fleet of the Ministry of Defence, the Northern Expeditionary Unit for Rescue Operations and the Northern Branch of the Marine Rescue Service.

The exercise allowed testing the interaction and coordination between the tanker crew and other participating teams.

Mikhail Gushchin, the master of the tanker, and its crew successfully completed the task, showing high professionalism and cohesiveness.

"Sovcomflot vessels take part in joint exercises on a regular basis, refining their interaction with rescue services and marine anti-terrorist agencies. Participating in these exercises helps our crews improve our internal security procedures and enhance crisis preparedness," said Yury Malyshev, Director of SCF Management Services (Saint Petersburg).

SCF Press Service

Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is one of the world's leading energy shipping companies, specialising in the transportation of crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied gas, as well as the servicing of offshore oil and gas exploration and production. The company’s fleet includes 146 vessels with a total deadweight of over 12.8 million tonnes. More than 80 vessels have an ice class.

Sovcomflot is involved in servicing large oil and gas projects in Russia and around the world: Sakhalin-1; Sakhalin-2; Varandey; Prirazlomnoye; Novy Port; Yamal LNG, and Tangguh (Indonesia). The company is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, with offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Murmansk, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, London, Limassol, and Dubai.