V.F. Tanker is performing employee certification in transportation security

V.F. Tanker is performing employee certification in transportation security

The company fulfils the requirements of the Russian law

In October 2017, V.F. Tanker (part of UCL Holding) has successfully completed certification of the first ten employees from among the shipboard personnel composing the Transportation Security Provision (TSP) forces. The certification was conducted by the Nizhny Novgorod Attestation Center – Federal Budget-Funded Institution “Maritime Security Service”.

Previously, V.F. Tanker Ltd. had performed an additional assessment of vulnerability of all lead (by project) ships operated by the company. Based on the results of the expert examination, amendments had been elaborated and subsequently approved by the Federal Maritime and River Transport Agency to the plans of provision for transportation security on ships, and the composition of the TSP forces had been determined from among the company’s shipboard personnel. The TSP forces onboard the V.F. Tanker ships include such categories of the shipboard command personnel as the master, the first master’s mate, and the electrical officer.

The certification procedure is going to be completed by a total of 260 company specialists composing the TSP forces on conventional tankers and inland navigation vessels.


The shipping company V.F. Tanker specializes in liquid bulk cargo transportation by inland and international waterways. The company operates over 80 vessels of the total deadweight of around 400,000 ton.

All the company’s vessels are certified in terms of compliance of the onboard SMS with the requirements of the International Safety Management Code (ISMC), and have respective certificates. The internationally trading tankers have international ship security certificates as required by the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

V.F. Tanker Ltd. forms part of the VBTH shipping division of UCL Holding international transportation group consolidating a variety of Russian shipping, railway, stevedore and logistic companies.

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