Sovcomflot employees celebrate Day of Russian Sea and River Fleet Workers

Events dedicated to the Day of Sea and River Fleet Workers were held on 29 June in the offices of PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group). This professional holiday, which is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of July, has a special significance for large Russian maritime cities, namely: Saint Petersburg; Murmansk; Novorossiysk and Vladivostok.

During the events dedicated to the professional holiday Sergey Frank, the President and CEO of PAO Sovcomflot, held a working meeting with captains and chief engineers of the Group’s vessels. The meeting was attended by senior officers of the Group’s vessels working on large industrial projects in the Arctic region. During the meeting, Sergey Frank informed the senior officers about the company’s results in 2017, the development strategy for near future, the fleet renewal programme and the employment policy of SCF Group. 

The festivities were followed by award ceremonies for captains and other crew members of Sovcomflot’s vessels, as well as shore-based personnel. This year, departmental, regional and corporate awards were given to 118 employees of the Group. Rostransnadzor’s chest badges “For Accident-Free Work on Maritime Transport” (I-III degree) were awarded to 49 people: 24 captains and 25 chief engineers. 32 Sovcomflot employees received certificates of honour and acknowledgements from regions, 30 other individuals received corporate awards. 

Traditionally, the festivities end with wreath-laying ceremonies in memory of merchant seamen who died during the Great Patriotic War. Sovcomflot employees laid wreaths at: the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier near the Kremlin Wall in Moscow; the monument to the Sailors and Creators of the Russian Fleet in St. Petersburg; the monument to Soviet merchant seamen’s achievements during the Great Patriotic War in Vladivostok and at the memorial to sailors who died between 1941-1945 in Murmansk. 

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PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is Russia’s largest shipping company, as well as a global leader in the maritime transportation of hydrocarbons and the servicing of offshore oil and gas exploration and production. The company’s own and chartered fleet includes 146 vessels with a total deadweight of 12.6 million tonnes. Half of the 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.