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FESCO Group starts winter navigation in the Tatar Strait

Icebreakers under control of FESCO Transport Group begin navigation in the Tatar Strait

FESCO Group starts winter navigation in the Tatar Strait
The icebreakers managed by the FESCO Transport Group will provide for the posting of large-capacity tankers to the port and from the De-Kastri port under an agreement with the operator of the Sakhalin-1 project by Exxon Neftegas Limited, the press service of the company reports.

The Krasin icebreaker, commanded by Captain Leonid Budris, left the port of Vladivostok 12 December 2015. Departure of the icebreaker "Admiral Makarov" under the command of Captain Anatoly Kovalenko is scheduled for 22 December 2015. Winter navigation-2016 will last from January to March 2016 year.

In addition to the main work, the icebreakers "Admiral Makarov" and "Krasin" will be requested by the Federal Maritime and River Transport Agency of the Russian Federation and the agreement with FSUE "Rosmorport", if necessary, to assist the vessels on the approaches to the port of Vanino.
FESCO provides tanker escorts for the Sakhalin-1 project annually since 2006. During navigation-2015, the icebreakers managed by the Group carried out 34 wiring with a total length of 3,5 thousand miles, tankers transported 2,6 million tons of oil.

FESCO has a unique experience of sailing in the ice: more than 100 years ago, the Kolyma steamer delivered national economic cargo to the mouth of the Kolyma River, and since 1956, FESCO icebreakers regularly provide navigation for ships in difficult Arctic waters along the Northern Sea Route. Since 2004, the company has been conducting shipments at the request of the Federal Agency for Maritime and River Transport of the Russian Federation. In addition, ice class ships deliver economic cargo to the northern ports of Russia, icebreakers provide navigation in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, the Tatar Strait and Aniva Bay.

Transport group FESCO is one of the largest private transport and logistics companies in Russia with assets in the sphere of port, rail and integrated logistics business.

FESCO's diversified portfolio of assets allows the delivery of goods "from door to door" and monitor all stages of the intermodal transport chain. The group owns the Vladivostok Commercial Sea Port, the railway operator Transgarant, 50% of the shares of the operator of the fitting platforms Russkaya Troika. In the management of FESCO is about 36 thousand containers. The Group's fleet includes 22 transport vessels, as well as the 4 icebreaker in the long-term lease.