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The Russian-flagged Shturman Albanov is homeported in St. Petersburg, Russia. A Russian arctic shuttle tanker has become the first ship to be certified in compliance with the International Maritime Organization’s upcoming Polar Code regulations for the improved safety of ships operating in the polar regions. The Shturman Albanov received a Polar Ship Certificate issued by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping on December 22, 2016 . The certificate confirms the vessel is in compliance with the requirements of the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, more commonly referred to as the Polar Code. Shturman Albanov is the lead ship in a series of Arctic shuttle tankers or... Full story

28 December