Russian oil company Lukoil has put into service three ice-class vessels in support of its Caspian Sea oil and gas activities.
The vessels Bumi Uray, Bumi Pokachi and Bumi Naryan-Mar, delivered by Bumi Armada, will be used at the Vladimir Filanovsky field in the Caspian Sea.
According to Lukoil, Bumi Naryan-Mar is a standby/rescue vessel equipped with oil spill response equipment and fire fighting system, which can take up to 125 people on board during rescue operations.
Supply vessels Bumi Uray and Bumi Pokachi will deliver cargo and personnel as well as remove industrial and household waste. Technical characteristics of the vessels allow them passing through the Volga-Caspian canal and their ice-class makes them suitable for year-round operation, Lukoil said.