Zaliv Aniva delivers 400th cargo of oil from Sakhalin Island


The oil tanker Zaliv Aniva has delivered its 400th consignment of oil to the ports of Japan, since it began its year-round shipping operations in 2008.

Three Sovcomflot crude oil tankers are engaged in the shipment of crude oil from the loading unit at the Prigorodnoye production complex (Sakhalin-2 project, operated by Sakhalin Energy): Zaliv Aniva, Governor Farkhutdinov and Sakhalin Island. Oil is transferred to the loading unit through an offshore pipeline.

Cargo operations are undertaken in full accordance with existing safety procedures, and are controlled by PAO Sovcomflot’s safety management system. Shipments of oil from the Prigorodnoye complex are made every five or six days, and take on average two weeks to reach their destinations. SCF Group vessels frequently undertake journeys in challenging climatic conditions; the milestone 400th shipment was one of the more difficult crossings, due to the typhoons Atsani and Goni circling the coasts of the Japanese islands.

In total, Sovcomflot tankers have shipped over 37 million tonnes of oil to the markets of the Asia-Pacific Region.

SCF Press Office