Transneft Upper Volga has completed preparing its fleet for the navigation period.
The company’s fleet includes: 3 towing launches, 4 tugboats, 7 platform ships, a service landing craft and 71 units of small boats and other floating crafts.
The vessels are involved in seasonal production tasks aimed at improving the reliability and ensuring the oil and petroleum products uninterrupted transportation, including additional control over trunk pipelines’ underwater crossings via water barriers.
In addition, the operation of the floating crafts enables the installation of booms in case of oil and petroleum products spills in rivers and water bodies, as well as ensures the prompt delivery of repair teams to hard-to-reach locations, including during the spring flood period.
In course of activities carried out during the internavigation period, maintenance and necessary repairs were performed for hulls of small vessels, their engines, as well as for components and machinery, navigation equipment, sound and light alarms. The entire fleet has passed the procedure of classification inspection, the procedure for technical inspection by the regulatory authorities of the Russian River Register and the State Small Size Vessels Inspectorate, as well as a check for compliance with sanitary-hygienic and epidemiological requirements.
Upon completion of the spring ice drift, all Transneft Upper Volga’s vessels will be commissioned for the entire navigation period of 2021.