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Murmansk Shipping Company  (ID: 48591)

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MSCO: About the company: Scope of activity Scope of activity Murmansk shipping company is the only Russian shipping company capable for active work in the Arctic regions all-year-round . Murmansk shipping company is the only company in the world that successfully operates the unique civil nuclear powered fleet for more than 40 years. Reliability and efficiency of Murmansk seamen work is the union of knowledge and experience accumulated for more than 60 years of the Company activity, combined with advanced technology. Murmansk shipping company is the only company regularly carrying out tourist voyages to the North Pole and in Antarctic . One of the prior activities of the Murmansk shipping company is development of oil transportation by tanker fleet in Arctic. Main activities Sea shipping of general cargos and passengers by own fleet, affiliated fleet, and chartered fleet Hydrocarbon raw materials sea shipping by tanker fleet from the Northern deposits of Russia Icebreaker piloting of vessels on the Northern Sea route and to freezing ports of the Russian Federation Agency services rendered to vessels Complete technical management. Additional services 1. Working with the personnel, raising the level of skill Crew certification Dry-cargo, tanker, nuclear powered, icebreaking, and passenger fleet crews selection and hiring Assignments to vessels and repatriation (License 15200 RS 73/3P of Russian Federal Migration Service) Crews training according to the requirements of the SOLAS 74 and Training Certification and Watch Keeping conventions Ranks teaching on main marine professions (Certificate 12 Ministry of Transport, License G 708815 No. 301) Psychological management. 2. Organizational and technical management Ship conventional equipment examination (License 41 AN No.000778, certificates from the manufacturers of the equipment, cert. RMRS No.99.362.150) Electric, radio-navigation equipment maintenance (including global marine emergency communication system), navigation devices and tools, broadcasting units (DMT License No. 014946; RMRS cert. No. 01.353.150). Vessels inspection Navigation charts and manuals revision Vessels survey maintenance (License No. 015124) Vessels control surveys, issue of permissions for Northern Sea route navigation Experimental active zones testing for the Navy Technical assistance to the Navy in nuclear powered submarines disposal Liquid radioactive waste transportation to recycling Fuel equipment, piston crowns recovery Oily waters, units for sewage waters processing analysis (certificate RMRS No. 98.361.150) Production factors health parameters metering (certificate of Metrology and Certification Standartization Center No. 13) Transport and forwarding service Cargo documents compilation for customers Testing of petroleum and mineral oil, froth generators, boiler and internal combustion engine cooling water, air-gas environment in oil tanks before welding operations; delivery of chemicals to ship express-laboratories (RMRS accreditation certificate No.03.00716.150). 3. Consulting Safety and quality control systems creation, implementation and support of the safety and quality control systems internal audits Navigation safety provision Labor safety and safety measures control at coastal objects and vessels Radiocommunication organization Vessels inspection checks Arbitration and insurance Consulting and recommendations on navigation conditions in winter in the White Sea, the Barents Sea (including the area of Spitsbergen Island) Legal documentation development and delivery Technical investigations. Sea cargo shipping consulting and legal documents providing. 4. Logistics Navigation charts and manuals provision Vessels fueling in the Murmansk port Vessels fueling in the sea (the "Kotlas" tank ship) (PRK License No. 000439 of Russian Federation State Fishing Committee) Ordered cars delivery Premises leasing Fuel sale from own gas station. 5. Social services Passenger and cargo transportation assistance to the inhabitants of the Arctic settlements Tourist services Temporal accommodation of people visiting Murmansk Cargo transportation by motor transport Car repair, inter-trip medical examination of drivers, chargeable parking lots. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Chart of site Chart of site About the Company Trends of activity Certificates, licenses, diplomas Partners History Historical reference Calendar of memorial dates Legendary ships Museum of history of MSCO Literature about MSCO Management Structure of the company Manpower policy Manpower policy Social policy Personnel statistics Search and selection of personnel Vacancies Charity and cultural activity Information for shareholders Data of production-financial activity for 2002 Financial results of 2002 Annual report 2002 Conclusion of "Balt-audit-expert" auditor-expert company Fleet Transport Dry-cargo Tanker Passenger Icebreaking Nuclear powered icebreakers Diesel electric powered icebreakers Fleet of the affiliate companies Northern Sea route History and geography of Northern Shipping Company Condition of Northern Sea route Goals and tasks of development News and publications Current news and publications Archive of news and publications The newspaper of the MSCO OJSC "The Arctic Star" Historical reference Contacts Contacts Guest book Feedback (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Licenses, certificates, diplomas Licenses, certificates, diplomas Certificate of quality management system conformity International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code) Certificate Russian Ship-owners Association member Increase (144.4 KB) Increase (193.1 KB) Increase (114.6 KB) (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Company partners Company partners "Norilsk Nickel" JSC "Apatite" JSC "Lukoil" OJSC Oil Company "Ritek" OJSC "GAZPROM" OJSC "Arcticneft" CJSC AMNGR "Northern shipping company" OJSC "Yenisey River shipping company" OJSC Irtysh River Shipping Company "Gazflot" Ltd SIBNEFT "Sibur" OJSC "Sakhaneftegaz" OJSC National Oil Company "TVEL" OJSC Russian Marine Register "Mayak" plant (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Company history Company history Historical reference Calendar of memorable dates Legendary ships Museum of MSCO history Bibliography on MSCO Historical reference The Murmansk Shipping Company was founded in 1939 as an enterprise specializing in transportations in the Arctic regions, and nowadays is the leading shipping company providing all-the-year-round transportation on the Northern Sea route. The Company has added a lot of vivid pages to the history of the Soviet and Russian shipping for more than six last decades. The MSCO vessels actively participated in the voyages of allied escorts during the World War II. Much was done after the war, too, when diesel electric and later nuclear powered vessels substituted steamer fleet. For all the years when the Company was the state enterprise the Governments paid prior attention to radical renewal of the fleet. A few series of cargo ships of reinforced ice class, high-power diesel electric icebreakers of several classes and the nuclear powered icebreakers of three generations were built, along with the nuclear powered lighter-aboard container carrier "Sevmorput", that much enhanced the provision of all transport operations in the Arctic regions, as well as stability and reliability of cargo transportation in severe conditions of Far North. Among the most significant events of the latest period of Arctic development is the first in history reaching of the North Pole in active surface run by the "Arktika" nuclear powered icebreaker (1977); all-year-round navigation in the Western regions of Russian Arctic (starting from 1978); extremely complicated rescue operations of cargo vessels in the Eastern Arctic regions (1983 and 1994); regular voyages of the nuclear powered vessels to the North Pole with foreign tourists aboard. On April 5, 2000 aboard the "Rossija" nuclear powered icebreaker the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin held the meeting dedicated to the North development prospects. The President stressed that there were no alternatives to marine technologies in developing natural riches of the Arctic regions, shelf and littoral zones of the Arctic seas, and demanded the Ministry of Transport to pay more attention to development of nuclear powered icebreaking fleet, prolongation of the working resources of nuclear power units. In 1993, the Murmansk shipping company was transformed into the open joint-stock company owning cargo ships and operating the unique icebreaking fleet being the federal property. The company founders are its employees (4,675 persons by July 1, 2005). In 1996, the MSCO passed the state registration and had the registration number 795 assigned. According to the strategic development plan of the OJSC "Murmansk shipping company" for the period till 2015, the renewal of the cargo fleet and building of tank vessels with deadweight capacity of several tens thousand tons is provided for, as well as developing of new transport and technological systems of cargo transportation, including transit transportations on the Northern Sea route. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Calendar of memorable dates Calendar of memorable dates 1870 - the start of the sea fleet development on Murman. The Belomor-Murmansk shipping company is founded. September 22, 1939 - Murmansk State Sea dry-cargo and passenger shipping company of Narkommorflot (the future Ministry of Sea Transport) is founded. June 25, 1953 - the Murmansk State Shipping Company, Arkhangelsk Arctic Shipping Company and Murmansk Sea Office of the Northern Sea route were merged into Murmansk State Arctic Shipping Company (MSASC). March 4, 1954 - the State flag of the USSR made colors on the "Lena" diesel powered vessel - the first serial cargo ship for autonomous polar voyages. December 25, 1954 - the State flag of the USSR made colors on the "Capitain Belousov" icebreaker - the first serial icebreaker with the diesel electric power unit. January 5, 1956 - the "Ob" diesel powered vessel was the first among the Soviet research vessels to reach the shores of Antarctica. December 3, 1959 - the first nuclear powered icebreaker "Lenin" was commissioned. October-November, 1961 - for the first time in winter the ice voyage of the "Lenin" nuclear powered icebreaker was performed to set up the drifting station "North Pole-10" in the Central Arctic watershed. January 27, 1964 - the MSASC is converted into the Murmansk Administration of Arctic and icebreaking fleet of the Northern shipping company. January 1, 1966 - for the first time in the history the Soviet diesel powered vessel "Indigirka" commanded by captain A. Pinezhaninov won the prize of the Montreal port the "Gold Cane". January 1, 1967 - the Administration of Arctic and icebreaking fleet is detached from the Northern shipping company, and the Murmansk shipping company was formed. July-September, 1967 - the first transit commercial voyage on the Northern Sea route (Hamburg - Japan - Murmansk) of the "Novovoronezh" motor ship. 1969 - the regular freight line Murmansk Dudinka - Murmansk providing cargo transportation of the Norilsk plant is opened. April-July, 1973 - heroic drift of the "Ob" diesel powered vessel clamped in the Antarctic ice. December 20, 1974 - the "Maria Ermolova" motor ship was commissioned the lead vessel of the series of cargo-and-passenger motor ships. March, 1975 - the regular line of apatite transportation Murmansk - Rostock is opened. April 25, 1975 - the State flag of the USSR made colors on the "Arktika" nuclear powered icebreaker. February 13, 1976 - the Murmansk shipping company is awarded with the Red Banner of Labour order. August 17, 1977 - for the first time in the history the surface vessel - the "Arktika" nuclear powered icebreaker in free floating reached the North Pole. October 24, 1977 - the State flag of the USSR made colors on the "Dmitry Donskoj" motor ship, the lead vessel of the series of the Arctic bulk-container carriers. 1978 - the all-the-year-round navigation on the Arctic line Murmansk-Dudinka Murmansk is started. May-July, 1978 - the first high-altitude Arctic voyage of the "Sibir" nuclear powered icebreaker piloting from Murmansk to Magadan the cargo ship "Capitain Myshevskij". November 13, 1982 - the State flag of the USSR made colors on the motor ship " Norilsk ", the lead vessel of multi-purpose icebreaking cargo ships. May, 8-June 19, 1987 - multi-purpose high-altitude Arctic voyage of the "Sibir" nuclear powered icebreaker to the North Pole. August, 1990 - the first commercial voyage of the "Rossija" nuclear powered icebreaker to the North Pole with tourists aboard. These voyages became regular, and now are performed by the by the "Yamal" and the "Sovetskij Sojuz" nuclear powered icebreakers. January 15, 1993 - conversion of the legal form of activity of the shipping company. The open joint-stock company "Murmansk shipping company" is founded. November, 1998 - the control stock of the Company is acquired by the "LUKOIL-ARKTIK-TANKER" OJSC ("LUKOIL" Oil Company affiliated company). September 16, 1999 - the Company was the first among the Russian shipping companies to obtain the "Quality System Conformance Certificate" confirming the international level of its activity. December, 1999 - the "Kotlas" tank ship is acquired; the new trend of activity - oil transportations is started. March 1, 2000 - icebreaking type tank ships built by the "LUKOIL-ARKTIK-TANKER" OJSC order are transferred to the Company as bareboat charter. August, 2000 - the first loading of oil from road terminal Varandey in the Pechora Sea on the "Volgograd" tank vessel. The transport and technological system of hydrocarbon raw materials export from the Timano-Pechora province is commissioned. March 26, 2002 - successful experiment of non-conventional usage of the nuclear powered icebreaker as floating nuclear electric power unit. The "Sovetskij Sojuz" nuclear powered icebreaker supplied the electric power to the coastal objects. August 2002 - reinforced ice type tankers of "Alexander Sledzjuk" and "Georgiy Kononovich" class joined the fleet of the Company September 2002 - high-duty Arctic Submerged Loading Terminal started operating on Varandey October 2002 - May 2003 - shipment of export crude oil started in Kola Bay after Oil Loading Terminal with capacity up to 5.4 million tons of hydrocarbon ore per year was built July 04, 2003 - MSCo purchased icebreaker "Vladimir Ignatjuk" August, 2003 - overhaul-period renewal of the nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika up to 175 000 hours and 32 years of operation was successfully finished July - September 2003 - three more tankers of reinforced ice type joined the fleet of the company: Varzuga, Indiga, Khatanga. June, 2005 the highest award of the Russian Federation the medal of Glory of Russia was awarded to Murmansk Shipping company August 25, 2005 nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika sailed a million mile since it had been put into operation. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Legendary ships Legendary ships The "Ermak" icebreaker Built in 1899 in Newcastle (England). The first icebreaker in the world capable to force heavy ice. In 1938, participated in evacuation of four members of the Papanin expedition from the "North Pole-1" station. In 1939 lead the "Malygin" and the "Sadko" icebreaking steamers out of ice captivity. Made the last voyage to Arctic in 1963 Awarded Lenin order on March 26, 1949. The "A. Sibirjakov" icebreaking steamer Built in 1908 in England. The participant of the first expeditions to the Kara Sea. In 1932, made the maiden through voyage on Northern Sea route from the West to the East by one navigation. The participant of World War II, was nicknamed as "Northern Varangian". In 1942, went into action with heavy Nazi cruiser "Admiral Scheer". Lost at salvage of vessel caravans. On December 17, 1932, is awarded with the Red Banner of Labor order. The "F. Litke" ice-cutter Built in 1909 in London. In 1934, was the first in history to make the accident-free voyage along the whole Northern Sea route for one navigation from Vladivostok to Murmansk. In 1936, made the through voyage from the West to the East. On January 20, 1930, is awarded with the Red Banner of Labor order. The "G. Sedov" icebreaking steamer Built in 1909 in England. In October 1937, together with the "Malygin" and "Sadko" icebreaking steamers was clutched in heavy ice in the area to the west of Novosibirsk Islands. That drift lasted 812 days. During the drift a vessel for the first time in history reached the coordinates 86 degrees 39 minutes of northern latitude. 15 members of the crew became Heroes of the Soviet Union. On February 3, 1940, is awarded with Lenin order. The "Krasin" icebreaker Built in 1917 in Newcastle (England). In 1928 the icebreaker participated in the crew rescue of the "Italy" airship. In 1932, made maiden voyage in Arctic in the Eastern part of Pechora Bay. In 1933, was the first to reach the northern end of New Land Islands in winter. On October 8, 1928, is awarded with the Red Banner of Labor order. The "Old Bolshevik" motor ship Built in 1932 in Leningrad. In May 1942, accompanied the escort of PQ-16 from Iceland to Murmansk. Was attacked by the Nazi Luftwaffe and submarines. The rudder control, main engine were disabled, there was fire on the ship. The fire was extinguished by heroic efforts of the crew, and the ship managed to came up with the escort. Captain I. Afanasjev, the first captain mate K. Petrovsky and sailor B. Akazenok became Heroes of the Soviet Union. On June 28, 1942, is awarded with Lenin order. The "Dezhnev" icebreaking steamer Built in 1938 in Leningrad. Was remodeled into a Northern Fleet SKP-19 patrol craft when the World War II began. On August 27, 1942, went into unequal fight with the Nazi "Admiral Scheer" heavy cruiser at the Dickson Island. As a result of direct hit there began fire on the cruiser, and, guised by smoke cover-up, she had to withdraw. The "Ob" diesel powered ship Built in 1954 in Vlissingen (Holland). The first of the Soviet vessels neared the shore of Antarctica on January 5, 1956. Twice, in 1958 and 1968, the "Ob" made voyages around Antarctica with scientific purpose. In total the vessel made 19 Antarctic voyages. More than 70 geographical discoveries were made aboard the ship. The "Indigirka" diesel powered ship Built in Vlissingen (Holland) in 1956. In 1957, the crew rescued 39 fishermen from the sunken "Carp" RT-206 trawler ship. During the Caribbean crisis she was the first to make the special voyage to Cuba. On January 1, 1966, she moored off in Montreal making a symbolic opening of the year navigation, and was the first of the Soviet vessels to win the honorable prize the "Golden Cane". The "Lenin" nuclear powered icebreaker Built in 1959 in Leningrad. In 1961, made her way in Chuckchee Sea to bring on a pack-ice the crew of polar winterers of the "North Pole-10" station. In 1970, was the first in history to make the prolonged polar navigation on Murmansk-Dudinka-Murmansk route. In 1976, made the first experimental voyage with the "Pavel Ponomarev" diesel powered ship to cape Harasavej with the cargo for the oilmen of Yamal. For 30 years made 654,400 marine miles and piloted 3,741 cargo ships. On April 10, 1974, is awarded with Lenin order. The "Arktika" nuclear powered icebreaker Built in 1975 in Leningrad. On August 17, 1977, for the first time in history of navigation in surface autonomous voyage reached the "North Pole" geographical point. On September 14, 1977, is awarded with the October Revolution order. The "Sevmorput" nuclear powered lighter-aboard container carrier Built in 1988 in Kerch. One of the biggest vessels of the Russian cargo fleet with the length of 260 m, width of 32 m, power of 40 thousand h/p. The only cargo vessel in the world with the nuclear power unit. Of late years works on the Dudinka route. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Museum of MSCO history Museum of MSCO history Models of the "Valya Kotik", the "Maersk Polar" and the "Zvenigorod" motor ships Increase (141 KB) The museum of history of the Murmansk shipping company was opened in 1977. Originally in a small room there was the exhibition of the fleet history organized, where photographs, albums, sports awards, prizes and other materials of historical wealth given to the museum by the crews. For 25 years the museum was considerably expanded and replenished with new exhibits. The address of the museum: 6, Volodarsky street, Murmansk, Russia. The symbol of the museum is the picture of the legendary scientists Otto Schmidt who headed the first Soviet expeditions to the Arctic regions, the well-known captain Vladimir Voronin. There are three halls in the museum: "History of icebreaking and transport fleet", "Ships and people of nuclear powered fleet", diorama "Development of the Northern Sea route". One of the permanent exhibitions "From "Ermak" to nuclear powered icebreakers" shows the history of development of Russian icebreaking fleet. Here are the photographs and technical characteristics of steam and diesel electric icebreakers that developed the Arctic routes, as well as the photographs of their crews. Also there is the personnel book of the "grandfather of icebreaking fleet", the famous "Ermak" in the museum. The first record is dated 1899. The museum possesses the unique bell of "Ermak" junior brother, the icebreaker "Svyatogor" (later "Krasin") and an extract from the ship log made by Pavel Ponomarev, the former captain of these icebreakers and later the first captain of the "Lenin" nuclear powered icebreaker. The exhibition has many various devices taken out from the old vessels, in particular, the board lights from the steamer "Vologda" and the ring buoy with the signatures of the last crew of this ship. Primitive shovel, stoker crowbar and the two-meter long tongs present the instrument of the ship stocker from the last steam vessel in the company fleet ("Volodarsky"). There are also fire-bars from this steamer. At the stand dedicated to Murmansk seamen, participating in Antarctica development, there are stuffed inhabitants of the southern continent - the penguins, the children are usually very interested in. Each subject has its unique fate. For example, the honorable captain's prize the "Golden Cane" with the gilt knob. It belonged to captain Edward Kupri who won it on January 1, 1974 on the "Pavlik Larishkin" motor ship. In the arduous 24-hour race in the ice of the St. Laurence river, yielding in speed to its nearest rival - the Swedish container carrier "Montmorensi", it was the first to enter the Montreal harbour winning this honorable award presented annually. The seamen sometimes are very surprised to see the gong from the "Lepse" floating technological base. One can hardly see such on the working vessels. The museum possesses a collection of the ship bells taken from the old vessels. Increase (71.97 KB) The museum is not only the repository of tangible evidence of the fleet history. There are portraits and photographs of contemporary explorers of Arctic on the stands, too. The seamen's portraits exhibit the gallery of celebrated people. Often the relatives of the seamen visit the museum to revere their memory. There are many models of the icebreakers and cargo ships of the Company exhibited in the halls of the museum. This exhibition is constantly enlarged: the craftsmen from Murmansk make models both of historical, and working vessels of the Company. Unique is the small collection of the micro-models made in scale of 1x500. Their author is the citizen of Murmansk Vladimir Samokhin. These miniature works of art evoke admiration of the visitors. The Nuclear Powered Fleet Department of the Company presented to the museum the model of the nuclear reactor of an icebreaker. The great interest for the visitors is the diorama "Development of the Northern Sea route", where there are very realistic space of the Arctic ocean, a vessel being unloaded, the figures of the seamen on fast ice, distant streamers in the sky, polar bears Here one can hear the chimes of the ship bells, speak on the ship telephone, watch the film about the Arctic, voyages to the North Pole, famous captains. Military diplomats from the USA examine the models of the vessels Increase (75.4 KB) The visitors of the museum are the seamen of the Company, their families, students of the secondary schools, Russian and foreign tourists. The museum is the place of meetings. Traditionally the veterans of the Company gather here. The museum has become the centre of contacts for the participants of the Northern escorts. Since 1999, the Company regularly receives the participants of the polar escorts from St. Petersburg, Moscow, seamen from England, the USA and the other countries in the museum. In August 2001, during celebration of the 60th anniversary of the first allied escort "Dervish" coming to the USSR, the museum became the place of meeting of the seamen from England with the veterans from Murmansk. Annually on September 11, the museum is visited by the representatives of the US Embassy in Russia celebrating the Veteran s Day together with the seamen from Murmansk. For already four years the museum is the place of meeting of the members of Murmansk public organization "Association of Arctic developers". There are people of various age, students and old seamen, scientists and experts united by love to the Arctic, desire to learn more about the nature, riches of the Arctic shelf, hardships of floating in the Northern ice. The speeches were delivered by the academicians A. Fedorov and A. Kiselyov, Chief of the Headquarter of Marine Operations of the MSCO OJSC N. Babich, famous captains L. Seliverstov and V. Smoljagin, the investigator of G. Brusilov voyage on the "St. Anna" schooner V. Kuzmin, the scientists of Murmansk Marine Biological Institute, and many others. The members of the Association are making up the library about the Arctic. The beginning of the library was the unique books of XIX century ex libris of R. Gaidovsky, B. Kuporosov and others. At the session of the Association dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Northern Sea route Administration foundation there was the exhibition "Pole-2000" opened. More than 50 photographs are exhibited here dedicated to the "Yamal" nuclear powered icebreaker voyage to the North Pole taken by the Murmansk press photographer Lev Fedoseev. The museum continues seeking for new forms of work with the visitors and make closer those not indifferent to the history of the Arctic development and the Russian fleet. The head of the MSCO museum is Valentina KAREPOVA. Phone (8152) 481-356. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Literature about the Company Literature about the Company Marine transport of the USSR. M. "Transport". 1984. p. 269 Glory and pride of marine fleet. Odessa. Printing house "Moryak" .1991. p. 429 Guzhenko T. Notes of a Minister. M. 1997. 256 p. I. Chesnokov "From Arctic to Antarctic". Murmansk publishing house. 1979. p. 158 I. Chesnokov Home port Murmansk. Murmansk publishing house 1989. p. 206 The Soviet nuclear powered icebreakers. "Mortehreklama", M. 1988 79 p. Tumparov A., Ermolaev D. "Whence go and where come back nuclear powered icebreakers". Murmansk publishing house. 2000. p. 153 Georgy Kononovich. Laws of sea. Murmansk. 1996. 206 p. Kononovich G. "The History of "Ermak"". Publishing house "Morskoy transport". M. 1958. 126. Arikajnen A. "Transport passage of the Soviet Arctic". Publishing house "Nauka". M. 1984, 189 p. V. Basevich "Ship and years". Publishing house "Transport". M. 1983. p. 157 V. Prostihin "Not just the name biography of the country". Murmansk publishing house. 1991.154 p. Prostihin V. "Through Arctic" Murmansk publishing house 1986. p. 95 Kurnosov M. "Heroes of Labor". Publishing house "Transport". M. 1982. 52 p. S. Baranova "Pole of attraction". Murmansk publishing house1987. p. 204 Zaharko Vasily. "Special voyage". Publishing house "Izvestiya", M. 1977. 141 p The "Lenin" nuclear powered icebreaker. Lenizdat, 1960. 170 p. G. Rudnev "Fiery voyages". Far East publishing house. Vladivistok. 1990. p. 211 V. Redansky "GI of Arctic". Murmansk publishing house.1971. p. 206 The "Krasin" icebreaker. Publishing house "White and black". Saint Petersburg. 2001. p. 140 N. Pokrovsky "Captains never leave ships". p. 72 V. Kalashnikov "Polar lyrics". Murmansk 1993. p. 48 V. Tkachev "750 thousand of miles behind the stern". Murmansk publishing house. 1978. p. 154 A. Reutov "Away from fairway". Pennon above the acorn. Murmansk publishing house. 1970. p. 462 Murmansk Arctic collection. Murmansk publishing house. 2002. p. 93 (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Management Management The efficiency and reliability of the Company is provided by the managing personnel including skilled sea managers, economists, accountants, technical specialists with their professionalism many times confirmed by Russian and international diplomas, awards and prizes. General director Alexander Michajlovich MEDVEDEV . Date of birth: May 17, 1955. After graduating from Admiral Makarov LVIMU in 1977 was assigned to Murmansk Shipping Company. His career started with the position of the 4th ship mechanic operator. Later occupied the positions of the Head of the Technical Operation Department, Deputy Chief Engineer, Chief Engineer. In May 2002 was elected General Director. Married. Has two sons. Social Policy Department Director Jury Nikolaevich SOLENOV . Date of birth: May 1, 1959. Graduated from the Astrakhan sea college, Admiral Makarov LVIMU. In the Company since 1979. Sailed vessels as 4th, 3rd, 2nd captain chief officer. Worked as the Personnel Inspector, Head of the Labor Force Department, the Social Policy Department Deputy Director. Since 2000 Deputy General Director - Director of the Social Policy Department. Married. Has a daughter. Fleet Operation Department director Garulin Vsevolod Vladimirovich . Date of birth: October, 25 1967. Graduated from Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy. In the Company since 1992. Sailed as 4th, 3rd, 2nd and chief officer. From 1999 till 2002 worked as a shipbroker in a shipping company. Later rejoined MSCO as a Commercial Adviser to the Director General. Since 2004 works as Director General First Deputy Fleet Operation Department Director. Married. Has two sons. Technical Policy Department Director Alexander Michajlovich BRYNTSEV . Date of birth: July 4, 1962. In the Company since 1981. Started as motor-mechanic. Graduate from Admiral Makarov LVIMU. Worked as assistant mechanics, mechanic, the Head of the Fleet Technical Operation Department. Since 2002 Deputy General Director Chief Engineer - Director of the Technical Policy Department. Married. Has a son. Navigation Safety Department Director Vladimir Anatolievich ERMOLIN . Date of birth: September 12, 1958. Graduated from Admiral Makarov LVIMU. In the Company since 1980. Made a career from a sailor to a captain. Worked as the Head of the Personnel Service of MSCo. Since February 2005 is the Deputy Director General Director of Shipping. Honored worker of the Sea Fleet, was awarded with the medal 300 years of Russian fleet . Married. Has two sons. Icebreaking Fleet Department Director Andrey Alekseevich SMIRNOV . Date of birth: April 30, 1949. Graduate from Admiral Makarov LVIMU. In 1971 started to work in the Murmansk Shipping Company as the engineer-hydrologist. Made his career from navigational officer to captain of nuclear powered icebreaker. Since 1999 - Deputy General Director - the Icebreaking Fleet Department Director. Honored worker of the Russian Federation transport, honored polar explorer, awarded with the medal "300 years of Russian Fleet". Married. Has two daughters and a son. Nuclear Powered Fleet Technical Operation Department Director Sergey Georgievich PEREVOSHCHIKOV . Date of birth: June 14, 1959. Graduate from Admiral Makarov LVIMU. Works in the Murmansk Shipping Company since 1982. Made his career from technician of heat-generating unit to the Nuclear Fleet Department Head. In 2003 is assigned the Deputy General Director the Nuclear Powered Fleet Technical Operation Department Director. Married. Has a son. Oil Provision Operation and Development Department Director Nikolay Fedorovich LOGINOV . Date of birth: July 30, 1954. Graduate from MVIMU. Started work in the Murmansk Shipping Company in 1980 as the 4th electrical mechanical engineer. Sailed as the senior electrical engineer. Worked as group electrical engineer, mechanic-instructor, Deputy head and head of UTEF, Chief Engineer Deputy. Since 2002 - Deputy General Director - Oil Provision Operation and Development Department Director. Honored polar explorer. Awarded with the medal "300 years of Russian Fleet". Married. Has three sons. Economics and Finance Department Director Leonid Ivanovich PRILIPKO . Date of birth: January 1, 1947. Started work in the Murmansk Shipping Company in 1969. Graduated from OIIMF in Odessa. Worked as the senior accountant, chief accountant, Economics Director. Since 2000 1st Deputy General Director - the Economics and Finance Department Director. Honored worker of the Sea fleet. Accounting Department Director Olga Pavlovna GAH . In the company since 1994. Started as Deputy Chief Accountant. Worked as Chief accountant. Since 2000 - Deputy General Director - the Accounting Department Director. Honored worker of the Sea fleet. Married. Has two sons. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: The Company structure The Company structure Address : Murmansk Shipping Company, 15, Komintern street, Murmansk, 183038, Russia. Phones : (8152) 481049, (8152) 481048. Fax : (8152) 481148. E-mail : postmaster@msco.ru Department of Fleet Operation Phone (8152) 48-10-22 Cargo and passenger transportation (License 015120) Operative work with fleet (License 013078) Broker services of all kinds of vessel chartering (License 011071) Customs storage of cargo and customs carrier services (License 049/0001, 000029 and 049/0004 ) Economics and Financial Department Phone (8152) 48-10-13 Economic support of the Company activity Interaction with financial and bank structures Budgetary planning Organization of currency financial operations Work with shareholders Technical Policy Department Phone (815 2) 48-10-14 Technical management of bulkers, passenger carriers, vessels for general cargos, oil tank vessels Repair of vessels, diagnostics of equipment, systems and hulls (certificate RMRS 99.355.150) Shipchandler vessel service in sea ports (license 012667) Complex checkups of technical condition of vessels Preparing of ship budgets and expenditure control Providing of ecological safety of ships Accounting Department Phone (815 2) 48-10-15 Provision of the accounting information of the organization activity and its property status Financial and economic activity analysis Safety control of stock ownership Realization of the company tax policy Social Policy Department Phone (815 2) 48-10-16 Manpower policy Training and retraining of the crews Development and implementation of social policy PR of the company activity Organization and co-ordination of internal economic activity Department of navigation safety Phone (815 2) 48-10-17 Permanent job with the navigators maintaining their professional skills with the purpose of navigation safety Observance by navigators of international requirements on navigation safety Safety and Quality Control Systems Implementation and maintenance Vessels inspection Investigation and analysis of emergency cases and preventive measures Navigational units and tools maintenance Icebreaking Fleet Operation Department Phone (8152) 48-10-18 Icebreaking piloting of ships along the Northern Sea route, including tows Oil shipment on the offshore terminals and unloading of vessels via fast ice and on the unprepared shore Cruise voyages in high latitudes Artificial breaking of fast ice and flood-control measures Rescue operations Nuclear powered Fleet Technical Operation Department Phone (8152) 22-06-99 Safe technical operation of civil nuclear powered fleet Reactors recharge, nuclear fuel, radioactive waste and sources of ionizing radiations handling Disposal of non-operating nuclear powered vessels Departmental supervision of nuclear, radiating safety and protection of health and environment Project development of perspective nuclear power unit and nuclear powered vessels Oil Provision and Oil Fields Development Department Phone (8152) 42-85-56 Safe technical operation of oil terminals Organization of oil and oil products transfer Provision of design estimates Registration of land sites for oil provision objects Organization of coordination and expertise of project documentation. Construction of oil provision objects Operation of main piping (license 00-EM-000150). Realization of customer functions at construction of buildings and other structures (license G 738026). (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Personnel and social policy Personnel and social policy Personnel policy Social policy Personnel statistics Search and manpower selection Personnel policy Personnel policy of the Company is pointed towards provision with highly qualified employees and executives both on-shore and marine divisions in order to grant quality, environmental protection, industrial safety and health. Increase (67.4 KB) Main goals of the Personnel policy set by the Human Resources Department (HRD) are: To form in all divisions highly qualified, reliable and loyal personnel which aim at effective and high-quality work for the welfare of the Company; To provide each worker with equal opportunities of professional and personal self-actualization and to observe the fundamentals of justice and social security; To maintain personnel labour and social life with strict observance of Labour Code of RF, state laws, home orders and instructions and collective agreement between JSC MSCo and its personnel; To develop professional and personal resources of workers according to the interests of the Company; To use means and methods of personnel evaluation which grant maximum objectivity and stimulate development and further training of employees; To analyze effectiveness of actual organizational structure and suggest the ways for its optimization. Tasks of personnel policy are outlined in the annual HRD report and are adjusted according to the changes introduced: In external environment: in the field of competition, requirements of Labour Code and departmental statutory acts, labour market situation, influence of trade-union; In internal environment: requirements of Company s activity, development strategy and actual financial capacity of the Company, which set the acceptable level of personnel management expenditures, quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the employed personnel, necessary changes in prospect. Personnel policy is built upon the following principles: Even and complex approach; Intensity and effectiveness; Flexibility of management; Equal opportunities; Just salary; Social security; Corporate unity; Openness; Awareness; Feedback: Company worker Company. The main object of Personnel policy of the Company is staff. The priority of the Personnel policy of the company is preservation and increase of human capital, provision of high-level professionalism that meets modern standards based on succession and development of professional, personal and managerial knowledge and skill. The Company demands the following from the personnel: Professionalism grants the solution of complex tasks, planned and dynamic work, study of new technologies. Obligingness presumes high responsibility for the quality of work and safety of the Company property, discipline in observing rules, norms and schedules. Decency and loyalty reflects unity of aims of the Company and a worker; provides decision-making that conduces to the development of the Company. The employees who meet the requirements compose the priority direction for the Human Resources Department work aimed at improvement of professional, personal, managerial level and high well being. Structure of the Personnel policy is the chain of interrelated processes: Planning qualitative and quantitative needs in personnel according to long-range plans of the Company through personnel statistics and analytics, sociological research and statistics processing; Search, professional and psycho-physiological selection of high-qualified and experienced specialists to work on the seas and in on-shore divisions of the Company; Effective adaptation of newly employed specialists; Management of disciplinary relations with the Company workers; Evaluation and certification of JSC Murmansk shipping company personnel; Planning and managing career growth of the personnel, forming a reserve among marine and on-shore divisions for advance to higher positions; Continuous professional education and further training of the Company personnel; Personal work with dismissed personnel; Employing young specialists, specialized educational establishments graduates, forming highly trained professionals out of newly employed workers who know the specificity of MSCo activity and are loyal to the Company. All Personnel policy processes have a structure that matches the requirements of the applicable standards . Social policy Rise of well being, care of professional skill development, health of the employees is the basic principle of the Company prosperity . Steady growth of salaries is a pledge of successful development of the Company and positive cooperation of the management and the trade union. Attention to the veterans of the Company is moral duty of the team. Rise of professional skills is guarantee of stability. Voluntary medical insurance policy, provided by "Northern Insurance Company", is in possession of any MSCo employee who has worked here for more than five years. Increase (268 KB) The Murmansk pool hospital is the long-standing and reliable partner of the Company Personnel statistics General Total 4675 Women 796 On-shore 874 Women 409 Seamen 3801 Women 387 Sailors Group Amount Officers Sailors Total Women Transport group 1370 102 570 800 Tanker group 375 10 190 185 Atomic group 2056 275 742 1314 Total in groups 3801 387 1502 2299 On-shore divisions Division Total Executives Specialists Employees Workers Total Women Open divisions 872 409 211 387 26 248 Closed divisions 2 0 1 1 0 0 Total in divisions 874 409 212 388 26 248 Personnel search and selection For personnel search and selection there is a database on personnel of cargo, tank and icebreaking ships, coastal objects is formed in the Company. The criteria the candidates to commanding officers staff should meet Position Age Education Previous place of work Vessel characteristics Commanding officers navigators, chief mates Up to 40 years old Higher Cargo ships, tank vessels, icebreakers Deadweight capacity ~ 10,000 t Second mate navigators Up to 30 years old Higher, specialized secondary Cargo ships, tank vessels, icebreakers, graduates of specialized marine educational institutions Deadweight capacity ~ 1,0000 t; Senior mechanical engineer, second mechanical engineer Up to 40 years old Higher Cargo ships, tank vessels Power > 3,000kW (4,000 h/p) VMH mechanics Up to 30 years old Higher, specialized secondary Cargo ships, tank vessels, icebreakers, graduates of specialized marine educational institutions Power > 3,000kW (4,000 h/p) If you claim for a navigator position, please fill in and send the offered questionnaire . Your questionnaire will be processed, and the data inserted into the Company database. If your data meet the requirements, the Personnel Department of the Company will contact you. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Charity and cultural activity Charity and cultural activity Directed charity is our style of social cooperation. Close and friendly relationships with the colleagues - mariners of the nuclear powered submarines division of the Northern Fleet and the helicopter pilots of Northern Fleet marine aircraft. Patronage over school No. 53 and orphanage No. 5. Support program for employees suffered at service. Participation in construction and preservation of cultural centers and monuments of history. Socially important regional and federal projects support. Cultural activity is a sign of social maturity of a company. Increase (94.6 KB) Cultural and educational work on the basis of the Museum of the Company and the Museum of the "Lenin" nuclear powered icebreaker is the basis of succession of the best Company traditions. Association of Arctic explorers is the centre of public and research activity on the basis of the shipping company. Organization of memorials of the allied polar escorts is our sacred duty. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Information for shareholders Information for shareholders Share capital and allocation of shares in 2004 Data of production and financial activity in 2004 Financial results of 2004 Annual report 2004 Conclusion of audit company "Balt-audit-expert" All questions on re-registration of property rights for the shares, changes in the register, extracts from the register are to be submitted to the register holder: "First shipping depositary-clearing company" NP 81, Lomonosova pr., Arkhangelsk, 163061 phone/fax (8182) 20-88-22 On May 29, 2003 the annual meeting of the shareholders was held. The decision was made to pay dividends in the amount of 1,000% of par value of the shares. The following documents of the MSCO OJSC are available for the shareholders: The Charter with amendments and addenda properly registered, the decision on the Society foundation, the certificate of state registration Internal documents approved by the shareholders general meeting Regulations on affiliated societies in St. Petersburg and Moscow Annual report of the MSCO OJSC Conclusions of the revision committee and the auditor of the Society Minutes of the shareholders general meetings. These documents are available in the Shareholders Department at the address: Murmansk, Kominterna str., 15, office 116. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Share capital and allocation of shares in 2004 Share capital and allocation of shares in 2004 Total number of shares in circulation 943454 Including: equities 943454 Total number of shareholders 3448 The largest shareholders (more than 5 % of authorized capital) By December, 31 2004 % Arctic technologies LLC. 60,09 Federal property 25,50 From the foundation of the JSC MSC in 1993 the authorized capital did not change. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Data of production and financial activity in 2004 Data of production and financial activity in 2004 The total amount of cargo carriages in 2004 constituted 8,088 thousand/t, including in foreign voyages 4,837 thousand/t, in cabotage 3,251 thousand/t. From the total amount: dry-cargo 4,822 thousand/t, tank fleet of 3,266 thousand/t. Main courses of work of cargo fleet in 2004 : Export of apatite Export of non-ferrous metals to the continent Export of coal Export of fertilizers Export of hydrocarbon raw materials Cargo transportation of foreign charterers in the outer market Transportations in cabotage of general and bulk cargo Import of alumina Total income of the transport fleet is 88%. The main articles of the transport fleet income are : cargo transportation; leasing. Cargo fleet By Dec. 31, 2004, the balance of the JSC MSCO has featured 35 cargo ships with total deadweight capacity of 592.3 thousand/t. By Dec. 31, 2004, The Company s fleet includes 2 bare-boat tankers with total deadweight capacity of 39,6 thousand/t. Icebreaking fleet By Dec. 31, 2004, within the structure of the JSC MSCO there have been 10 icebreakers with total power of 413,400kW, 6 nuclear processing service vessels and the "Sevmorput" nuclear powered lighter-aboard carrier with the deadweight of 33.0 thousand/t. Eight icebreakers have the nuclear power units of total power of 381,000kW and 2 icebreakers diesel electric power units with power of 32,400kW. The above mentioned fleet is the federal property. Controlled fleet By Dec. 31, 2004, there have been 12 vessels within the affiliated companies with the total deadweight capacity of 290.9 thousand/t. The total number of the Company's own and controlled vessels 47 with the deadweight capacity of 883.2 thousand/t. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Financial results of 2004 Financial results of 2004 Profit/loss report of main activity 2004 thousand/RUB Profit - net from sale of the goods, works, services (less value-added tax, excise and similar compulsory payments) 5 585 535 The cost price of the sold goods, works, services (4 625 322) Sales profit 960 213 Interest to be gained 36 444 Interest to be paid (208 657) Incomes from participation in other companies 3 523 Other operating incomes 1 815 406 Other operating costs (1 903 244) Non-sale incomes 221 365 Non-sale costs (225 254) Period profit (costs) +699 796 Current profit tax (181 762) Deferred tax assets 12 306 Deferred tax obligations (12 250) Economic sanctions budget payments (1 398) Retained profit 516 692 (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Annual report 2004 Annual report 2004 By December 31, 2004 Thousand/RUB I. Non-returnable assets Non-material assents 490 Fixed assets 1734819 Construction in progress 79057 Long-term financial investments 520206 Deferred tax assets 21124 II. Circulating assets Stocks 366421 Value-added tax on purchased values 46410 Accounts receivable (which are expected to be paid in 12 months after the period date) 1636400 Financial investments 13222 Monetary funds 49163 Balance 4467312 III. Capitals and reserves Authorized capital 943 Added capital 1364951 Reserve capital 142 Retained income 516692 IV. Long-term liabilities Loan and credit 1545180 Deferred tax obligations 22822 V. Short-term liabilities Loan and credit 475269 Accounts payable 541313 BALANCE 4467312 (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: Fleet: Transport fleet Transport fleet SA-15 type vessels The "Michael Strekalovsky" type vessels The "Dmitry Donskoj" type vessels The "Ivan Papanin" type vessels The "Arctic Voyager" type vessels The "Pechenga" vessel The "Kolguev" vessel Tanker The "Kotlas" Vessel The "Samotlor" type vessels The "Lunni" type vessels The "Khatanga" vessel Passenger The "Klavdija Elanskaja" vessel The "Polaris" vessel Geography of transports vessels running Cargo carriage of the MMC "Norilsk Nickel" in cabotage and to export Transportation of export production of the "Apatite" OJSC and Kovdorskij Ore Mining And Processing Enterprise on the lines Murmansk, Kandalaksha Western Europe Delivery supplying cargoes and oil products to Arctic of according to the program of North supply Export of crude oil from Varandeya oil field, Kolguev, Ob region deposits, Yakutia Export of oil and oil products from the ports of the White Sea, Murmansk, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, and the Baltic states Transportation of bulked cargoes of foreign charterers between the ports of Europe Export of coal from Spitsbergen to Europe Transportation of bauxites from Greece to St. Petersburg Transit transportations along the Northern Sea route Passenger transportations and cruise voyages. Range of transported cargoes Bulk cargoes - grain, sugar, bauxites, fertilizers, coal, apatite. General - metals, metal products, timber, building constructions, containers, motor-vehicles, large-sized and heavy cargoes, supply and equipment for oil and gas extraction companies. Dangerous - A class - 5, 6.1., 7 - 9 (explosives, pressurized gases, highly inflammable liquids and solids, corrosive, poisonous, radioactive and caustic materials). Bulked cargoes - crude oil, gas condensate. Oil products - fuel oil, diesel fuel, gas oil, kerosenes, gasolines, naphta. The "Klavdija Elanskaja" motor-ship transports passengers, tourists and small lots of cargoes. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: Fleet: Icebreaking fleet Icebreaking fleet Nuclear powered icebreakers The "Vladimir Ignatjuk" diesel icebreaker Diesel electric powered icebreakers Nuclear powered icebreakers The Murmansk Shipping Company is the only company in the world working with nuclear powered icebreaking fleet. The use of the nuclear powered icebreakers allowed the all-year-round navigation in the Russian sector of Arctic. In the years of maximal intensity of transport activity, it was due to nuclear powered fleet the total turnover on the Northern Sea route 10 times exceeded the volume of sea transportations in foreign Arctic regions. The Russian national transport Northern Sea route ensured by means of the icebreakers is the main stabilizing factor of economic development of Far North and the Arctic regions of Siberia. See the site "Civil nuclear powered fleet of the Russian Federation" section. Diesel electric powered icebreakers Within the fleet of the Murmansk Shipping Company there are also 2 operating diesel electric powered icebreakers: the "Captain Dranitsyn" and the "Captain Nikolaev". These icebreakers solve the problems similar to those of nuclear powered, based on their power and the other technical options. In 2000-2001, the " Captain Nikolaev " icebreaker was converted into road oil discharge icebreaker and gained additional operational qualities. For the first time the "Captain Nikolaev" road oil discharge icebreaker carried out the task of oil discharge via the sea moor berth in area of Varandey on the "Volgograd" tank vessel in February 2001. It was this operation that started the very important stage of developing the all-year-round transport system of export of hydrocarbon raw materials, that earlier could be delivered to the consumers during short ice-free period of navigation. Even in the most severe conditions of the Arctic winter, in polar nights and bitter colds, with the ice shell locking the coast of the Pechora Sea, the road oil discharge icebreaker perfectly carries out the set tasks. After the reconstruction the icebreaker did not lose her main functions of ship piloting through ice. In between of oil discharge she pilots the vessels in the White Sea to Kandalaksha, Arkhangelsk, in the port Vitino and on the Northern Sea route. One of the compartments of the icebreaker is converted into the stationary complex for divers descends underwater. Here is the special shaft the divers use to descend underwater, two German air compressors, the pressure chamber. There are five diving-dresses aboard of the ship. The stern of the icebreaker was also reconstructed; now here is the freight terminal for raising the tubule of the flexible trunk of the underwater pipeline and for connecting the oil transfer line on the tank vessel. Besides, a laboratory of environment monitoring and preventing oil spills is provided aboard the icebreaker. As a result of reconstruction, the "Captain Nikolaev" icebreaker was returned to the operating icebreaking fleet after 5 years of mooring. Apart from her main activity cargo ships piloting on the routes of the Northern Sea route, the " Captain Dranitsyn " icebreaker participates in tourist voyages in high polar latitudes. Since 1994, the voyages to Frants Joseph's Archipelago, Spitsbergen, New Land, and Chukotka, to Bering Strait and even to the North Pole were carried out. The "Captain Dranitsyn" made the first around-the-world voyage in 1996 and brought around the Earth 665 passengers. Also, in 1996 the icebreaker participated in a rescue operation. As a result of nautical fault the German passenger "HANSIATIK" motor ship was in low water. There were 135 passengers aboard. The maximal number of passengers the "Captain Dranitsyn" could afford (128 people) was taken off the motor ship. In 2000, the icebreaker made the Arctic around-the-world voyage on the route Hammerfest (Norway) Keflavik (Iceland) Stromfiord (Greenland) Canadian Arctic regions Alaska Chukotka - Murmansk. In 2002, in the Laptev Sea the icebreaker participated in the research expedition of the Alaska University (USA) together with the "Ecoshelf" company (St.-Petersburg) researching the sea bottom shelf. In summer of 2002, the "Captain Dranitsyn" participated in shooting of an advertising film for the "Ford" company in area of Spitsbergen Archipelago. For all voyages the vessel transported about 5 thousand passengers more than from 40 countries of the world. The "Captain Dranitsyn" is the only icebreaker in the world certified as passenger carrier, according to the international standards. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: Fleet: Fleet of the Fleet of the In 1993, the Company started the program of building new vessels. Guided by the Governmental "Program of revival of Russian mercantile fleet" and taking into account the problems with state financing and credits in Russian banks, the Company had to make the decision of the fleet renewal on account of own resources and loans in foreign banks. The new vessels transferred to the property of affiliated companies are fully managed by the Company. Thus, for the period from 1993 to 1996, the new bulkers were commissioned with the deadweight capacity of 276 thousand tons, which was 1/3 of the whole deadweight capacity of the Company by that time. Now there are 12 vessels in the affiliated companies of the Company with the deadweight capacity of 291.0 thousand tons and about 800 seamen. The average age of fleet in the affiliated companies is 15.7 years. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: Northern Sea route: History and geography of Northern Sea route History and geography of Northern Sea route Increase (76.9 KB) According to the article of the Federal Law "On internal seawaters, territorial sea and contiguous zone of the Russian Federation" dated July 31, 1998 No. 155-FZ is defined as historically formed national uniform transport communication of the Russian Federation in Arctic. The navigation on the Northern Sea route, including navigation in the Straits of Vilkitski, Shokalski, Dmitry Laptev, Sannikov is carried out according to the present Federal Law, other Federal Laws, international contracts of the Russian Federation and rules of navigation on the Northern Sea route lines authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation and published in the "Notice to mariners". According to the valid "Rules of navigation on the lines of Northern Sea route" of 1990, the borders of Northern Sea route are defined based on the internal seawater routes, suitable for piloting, and adjoining the northern coast of Russia of the territorial sea or the economic zone of Russia. The extreme points of the Northern Sea route lines are limited: by western entrances to the channels of New Land Islands and by the meridian bound north from the Zhelanya cape in the West, and by the parallel of 66 degrees of northern latitude and the meridian of 168 degrees 58 minutes 37 seconds of western longitude in the East in the Bering Strait. The role of Northern Sea route as the national transport communications is that this way is the major part of the infrastructure of the economics complex of the Far North, and a link between the Russian Far East and the Western areas of country. Northern Sea route combines the largest rivers of Siberia into the single transport network. For some areas of the Arctic zone - Chukotka, islands of the Arctic seas and some settlements of coast of Tajmyr (Dolgano-Nenets) autonomous region the sea transport is the only means of cargo transportation and life support of the population. In the western part of Northern Sea route there is the all-year-round navigation providing the operation of the Norilsk mining and smelting enterprise producing 90% of nickel and 65% of copper in Russia. To support the activity of this enterprise, more than 1 million tons of cargoes are transported by sea annually. Today Northern Sea route is the only and economically realistic way to the natural riches of the Russian North, Siberia, the Far East in the amounts that, as predicted, will become the main deposit of raw materials on the Earth in the XXI century. At the same time the Northern Sea route is an alternative and the shortest waterway between the countries of Europe and the northern part of the Asian-Pacific region and the north-west coast of the USA and Canada. The research carried out in 1993-1998 under the International Northern Sea Route Program (INSROP) proved the increase of interest of foreign business circles, consignors and owners of ships to the Northern Sea route. The option of using the Northern Sea route for international commercial shipping in technological, economic and ecological aspects was confirmed. The Arctic Sea transport system functioning on the Northern Sea route includes: Transport fleet Linear, auxiliary and port icebreakers Boyage and hydrographic vessels Environment protective fleet Sea ports and other coast facilities Navigation-hydrographic, hydro-meteorological and aviation facilities, radio-communication Rescue service, bases of supply and maintenance Structures of sea operations managements in Arctic, located in Arctic or without it (Northern Sea route management) Headquarters of sea operations, icebreaking fleet of Murmansk and Far East Shipping Companies. The operators of the Northern Sea route transportations are Murmansk, Northern, Arctic, Far East and Primorskoye Shipping Companies. During transition to market economy the divisions of the Northern Sea route were transformed into various forms of property ownership. The Shipping Companies, except for the Arctic Company, became the joint-stock companies. The transport fleet became the property of these joint-stock companies. The icebreaking, rescue, and hydrographic fleet, portal facilities, network of polar stations, means of navigation-hydrographic and hydro-meteorological and communication support became the federal property, according to the Article 71 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation. The icebreaking fleet was transferred to asset management of the "Murmansk Shipping Company" OJSC and the "Far East Shipping Company" OJSC. The Arctic ports, except for the Pevek JSC port, were transferred to the subjects of the Russian Federation and managing economic subjects. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: Northern Sea route: Condition of the Northern Sea route Condition of the Northern Sea route Non-controllable transition to the market economy led the whole national economy to crisis. Volumes of cargo transportation on the Northern Sea route reduced more than by 4 times. The northern transport system turned out to be demanded on the level of 25 30% of its potential. The divisions and economic objects of the Northern Sea route transformed in various form of property lack the unified economic and transport policy yet, as well as the corresponding program. The nuclear powered icebreaking fleet (taking into account the nuclear powered icebreaker "50 Let Pobedy", will allow to carry out the transportations on the Northern Sea route in the volumes exceeding 5 7 million tons annually. By 2015, it is planned to build four two-draught icebreakers of "LK-60" type that will enhance the carrying capacity of the Northern Sea route up to 10 15 million tons of cargoes transported annually. At the same time, the Arctic ports are still the weak point of the Northern Sea route. No renewal of ports has been carried out since 1990. The navigation-hydrographic supply is on the verge of survival, and its condition cannot guarantee safety of navigation on all routes of the Northern Sea route. The hydrographic fleet (21 vessels) actually stopped regular sounding works. The hydro-meteorological supply was considerably reduced both in volume, and quality of ice and meteorological forecasts. The development program of space and aviation means was curtailed. No active aviation ice reconnaissance is performed. The rescue service is cut down. The problem of carrying out and monitoring transportation of the socially important cargoes to the North remains unsolved. At the level of economic entities in the Arctic zone there is developed only the infrastructure necessary for provision of their commercial activity. In the whole, the activity of the new economic entities in Arctic is estimated as the start of the economic and transport growth on the Northern Sea route. Among the shipping companies carrying out transportations in the Arctic regions the leading one is the "Murmansk Shipping Company" OJSC carrying out all-year-round cargo transportations for the Russian "Norilsk Nickel" JSC on the route Murmansk - Dudinka (about 1.2 million/t annually); it expands the area of transportation up to the ports Pevek and Schmidt's Cape, and offers the services as the operator of the whole Northern supply. The other shipping companies (Far East, Primorskoye, Arctic) have to cut down their activity in Arctic due to reduction of cargo amounts. The insufficient volumes of cargoes transported on the Northern Sea route now do not ensure profitable operation of the icebreaking fleet. If the volumes of the transported cargo in the Arctic increase up to 3 millions tons annually, the performance of the existing icebreaking fleet will become profitable. There is also considerable interest to the Northern Sea route from the part of foreign companies involved in sea export of oil and gas from the deposits of the Barents Sea and the Kara Sea, and also to cargo transits on the Northern Sea route between the ports of the West and the East. However, advantages and profit from export and transit on Northern Sea route can be gained at the State s provision of normal functioning of the route, meeting all requirements of the Russian legislation and international rules of safe navigation. The perspective volume of transportations on Northern Sea route will be defined by the growing rates of development of oil and gas deposits on the Yamal peninsula, in the pools of the Ob and Yenisei rivers, as well in the adjoining to the Northern Sea route areas of the south-east part of the Barents Sea (Timan-Pechora oil-gas province) and development of sea export of oil and gas from these deposits to Europe. The export of non-ferrous metals produced by the "Norilsk Nickel" will be also revived. It is quite possible that the new Arctic ship route will appear from the Belushja Bay to the Murmansk port, related to the development of large polymetallic deposit (with geological stocks of 10 million/t of metal) and the deposits of manganese ores (3 billion/t) on the New Land islands. The incentive of shipping development in the eastern part of Northern Sea route can be export of rare-earth metals and apatites to the Asian-Pacific region countries from the Arctic deposit Tomtor in the Saha Republic (Yakutia) and polymetals from the deposits on Chukotka. Providing the direct governmental support, the commercial timber producing enterprises will be developed in the pools of the Yenisei and Lena rivers, and the export of timber on the Northern Sea route will be recommenced. There is a real opportunity to increase the volume of transit transportations on the Northern Sea route due to export of ferrous metals and mineral fertilizers produced by the exporting enterprises in the European part of Russia. As the economics of the Arctic area is revived, the volumes of cabotage transportations on the Northern Sea route will grow. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: Northern Sea route: Development trends Development trends The complex development of the Northern Sea route is a complicated inter-branch, inter-regional and multidisciplinary task; it is to be solved in the long-term prospect according to the following stages. The purpose of the initial stage (2003-2005) of the Northern Sea route developments is stabilization of the main parameters of the Arctic Sea transportation system. The intermediate stage purpose (2006-2010) of the Northern Sea route development with the cargo transportation growth up to 5-7 million/t is to create the financial, economic, and legal conditions for steady development of the Northern Sea route and create self-supporting Arctic Sea transport system. The goals of this stage are implemented within the "Program of complex development of Northern Sea route and its commercial use". The goal of the long-term development stage (2011-2015) of the Northern Sea route with the increase of the cargo transportations up to 13-15 million/t lies in termination of the commercial use of the Northern Sea route along with renovation of all transport, and providing elements of system on account of the work of the Northern Sea route. In the modern fugitive environment the reliability of fulfillment of long-term stages of the Northern Sea route development is not high. In this respect these results will be corrected, and the following tasks will be set, as well as the order of their solving. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: The Arctic Star: Historical reference Historical reference Increase (82.0 KB) "The Arctic Star" newspaper is the corporate edition of "Murmansk Shipping Company" OJSC. It is published since June 1932. The newspaper had various titles: "Docker of Murmansk", "Polar Seaman" and covered the activity of Murmansk Shipping Company, Murmansk commercial port and other enterprises related to sea transport and icebreaking fleet. In 1953 the newspaper was renamed "The Arctic Star", and bears this name up to now. One of the islands on the map of Arctic in the gulf of Ob was named after "The Arctic Star" newspaper by petition of the seamen of the Company. The present circulation of the newspaper is 999 copies. This is monthly paper on 16 type rages. It is freely distributed on the vessels, coast divisions of the Murmansk Shipping Company, and to its partners. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: The Arctic Star: Contacts Contacts Editor-in-chief Blinov Vladimir Mihailovich. Editorial office : 6, Volodarsky str., Murmansk, 183038 Phones : (815-2) 481-379, 481-316; Fax: 481-373. E-mail : blinov@msco.ru (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: Contacts : Feedback Feedback Please fill in all the fields Department : Fleet operation Economy and finance Technical policy Accounting Social policy Navigation safety Icebreaking fleet operation Technical operation of nuclear powered fleet Operations and developments of oil supply facilities Name : E-mail : Country : City : Subject : Text : (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Certificate of quality management system conformity Certificate of quality management system conformity (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code) Certificate International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code) Certificate (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Russian Ship-owners Association member Russian Ship-owners Association member (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Gratitude of the Head of the Arkhangelsk area Gratitude of the Head of the Arkhangelsk area (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: The diploma of the Murmansk area Governor The diploma of the Murmansk area Governor (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Certificates, awards, diplomas Certificates, awards, diplomas (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Calendar of memorable dates Calendar of memorable dates 1870 - the start of the sea fleet development on Murman. The Belomor-Murmansk shipping company is founded. September 22, 1939 - Murmansk State Sea dry-cargo and passenger shipping company of Narkommorflot (the future Ministry of Sea Transport) is founded. June 25, 1953 - the Murmansk State Shipping Company, Arkhangelsk Arctic Shipping Company and Murmansk Sea Office of the Northern Sea route were merged into Murmansk State Arctic Shipping Company (MSASC). March 4, 1954 - the State flag of the USSR made colors on the "Lena" diesel powered vessel - the first serial cargo ship for autonomous polar voyages. December 25, 1954 - the State flag of the USSR made colors on the "Capitain Belousov" icebreaker - the first serial icebreaker with the diesel electric power unit. January 5, 1956 - the "Ob" diesel powered vessel was the first among the Soviet research vessels to reach the shores of Antarctica. December 3, 1959 - the first nuclear powered icebreaker "Lenin" was commissioned. October-November, 1961 - for the first time in winter the ice voyage of the "Lenin" nuclear powered icebreaker was performed to set up the drifting station "North Pole-10" in the Central Arctic watershed. January 27, 1964 - the MSASC is converted into the Murmansk Administration of Arctic and icebreaking fleet of the Northern shipping company. January 1, 1966 - for the first time in the history the Soviet diesel powered vessel "Indigirka" commanded by captain A. Pinezhaninov won the prize of the Montreal port the "Gold Cane". January 1, 1967 - the Administration of Arctic and icebreaking fleet is detached from the Northern shipping company, and the Murmansk shipping company was formed. July-September, 1967 - the first transit commercial voyage on the Northern Sea route (Hamburg - Japan - Murmansk) of the "Novovoronezh" motor ship. 1969 - the regular freight line Murmansk Dudinka - Murmansk providing cargo transportation of the Norilsk plant is opened. April-July, 1973 - heroic drift of the "Ob" diesel powered vessel clamped in the Antarctic ice. December 20, 1974 - the "Maria Ermolova" motor ship was commissioned the lead vessel of the series of cargo-and-passenger motor ships. March, 1975 - the regular line of apatite transportation Murmansk - Rostock is opened. April 25, 1975 - the State flag of the USSR made colors on the "Arktika" nuclear powered icebreaker. February 13, 1976 - the Murmansk shipping company is awarded with the Red Banner of Labour order. August 17, 1977 - for the first time in the history the surface vessel - the "Arktika" nuclear powered icebreaker in free floating reached the North Pole. October 24, 1977 - the State flag of the USSR made colors on the "Dmitry Donskoj" motor ship, the lead vessel of the series of the Arctic bulk-container carriers. 1978 - the all-the-year-round navigation on the Arctic line Murmansk-Dudinka Murmansk is started. May-July, 1978 - the first high-altitude Arctic voyage of the "Sibir" nuclear powered icebreaker piloting from Murmansk to Magadan the cargo ship "Capitain Myshevskij". November 13, 1982 - the State flag of the USSR made colors on the motor ship " Norilsk ", the lead vessel of multi-purpose icebreaking cargo ships. May, 8-June 19, 1987 - multi-purpose high-altitude Arctic voyage of the "Sibir" nuclear powered icebreaker to the North Pole. August, 1990 - the first commercial voyage of the "Rossija" nuclear powered icebreaker to the North Pole with tourists aboard. These voyages became regular, and now are performed by the by the "Yamal" and the "Sovetskij Sojuz" nuclear powered icebreakers. January 15, 1993 - conversion of the legal form of activity of the shipping company. The open joint-stock company "Murmansk shipping company" is founded. November, 1998 - the control stock of the Company is acquired by the "LUKOIL-ARKTIK-TANKER" OJSC ("LUKOIL" Oil Company affiliated company). September 16, 1999 - the Company was the first among the Russian shipping companies to obtain the "Quality System Conformance Certificate" confirming the international level of its activity. December, 1999 - the "Kotlas" tank ship is acquired; the new trend of activity - oil transportations is started. March 1, 2000 - icebreaking type tank ships built by the "LUKOIL-ARKTIK-TANKER" OJSC order are transferred to the Company as bareboat charter. August, 2000 - the first loading of oil from road terminal Varandey in the Pechora Sea on the "Volgograd" tank vessel. The transport and technological system of hydrocarbon raw materials export from the Timano-Pechora province is commissioned. March 26, 2002 - successful experiment of non-conventional usage of the nuclear powered icebreaker as floating nuclear electric power unit. The "Sovetskij Sojuz" nuclear powered icebreaker supplied the electric power to the coastal objects. August 2002 - reinforced ice type tankers of "Alexander Sledzjuk" and "Georgiy Kononovich" class joined the fleet of the Company September 2002 - high-duty Arctic Submerged Loading Terminal started operating on Varandey October 2002 - May 2003 - shipment of export crude oil started in Kola Bay after Oil Loading Terminal with capacity up to 5.4 million tons of hydrocarbon ore per year was built July 04, 2003 - MSCo purchased icebreaker "Vladimir Ignatjuk" August, 2003 - overhaul-period renewal of the nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika up to 175 000 hours and 32 years of operation was successfully finished July - September 2003 - three more tankers of reinforced ice type joined the fleet of the company: Varzuga, Indiga, Khatanga. June, 2005 the highest award of the Russian Federation the medal of Glory of Russia was awarded to Murmansk Shipping company August 25, 2005 nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika sailed a million mile since it had been put into operation. (c) 2003 MSCO. Design by Maxim V. Alexeev Programming by " - . " , Leonid V. Berezovskiy MSCO: About the company: Legendary ships Legendary ships The "Ermak" icebreaker Built in 1899 in Newcastle (England). The first icebreaker in the world capable to force heavy ice. In 1938, participated in evacuation of f