As RIA Novosti learned from the company's press service, a tanker with a dead weight of 108,000 tons that is now being built at the Croatian shipyard in Brodosplit will be named after Sakhalin region governor Igor Farkhutdinov, who tragically died in August 2003. The tanker will be floated out in May 2004.
Yet another super-tanker, Ostrov Sakhalin, is being built in Brodosplit as well. It is to be ready in March 2004.
The two tankers will export oil produced by international consortiums on Sakhalin sea shelf.
Three other tankers with 100,000-ton dead weight will be named after the best workers of the shipping company who devoted all their lives to the sea and development of shipping communication.
Pavel Chernysh is the company's former chief, Valentin Kostichev is a famous captain of the past, and Viktor Titov was one of the first mechanics and tutors with the company.
All the three tankers will be built at a ship-building plant in the South Korean city of Ulsan. They will be floated out at the end of 2005 - the beginning of 2006.