MSCO Completes Modernization of Natali Supertanker

Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Murmansk Shipping Company (MSCO) has completed modernizing the Natali supertanker, Interfax Russia reported. The China State Shipbuilding Corporation modernized the tanker over a six-month period. The tanker currently meets the requirements of the international convention to prevent marine pollution. Murmansk Sea Shipping operates the state nuclear icebreaker fleet under a trustee agreement for the management of state property. The MSCO fleet consists of 47 ships with total deadweight of 874,000 tons, including 12 ships registered to subsidiaries and registered offshore. The company manages eight nuclear icebreakers and one nuclear lighter ship. The company also owns two diesel-electric icebreakers. (Source: Interfax Russia)
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