My father is a seaman and as ordinary seaman’s dughter I ‘m not able to see him during few months. From my childhood I like to visit him at the ships when it is possible. I like the atmosphere, uncommon materials, fresh air, marine view, etc.
Last few years he works at the oil-tanker called “Liteyny Prospect” and sometimes they come to Russia, seaport Primorsk (Finnish: Koivisto; Swedish: Björkö) which is about 150 km from St. Petersburg. “Liteyny Prospect” was built in 2003, its length is 250 m and width 44 m. My dad says it is the biggest ship he ever worked at.
Primorsk is the largest seaport in the North-West region of Russia to export crude and oil products. Its capacity is over 65 million tonnes of oil per year. It was developed by the Putin administration in 2001 as a terminus of the Baltic Pipeline System at a cost of two billion US dollars. Specialized oil-loading seaport has been engineered using the latest cutting-edge technology. The port’s main structures are: the receiving terminal, 6 custody transfer stations, 3 open-construction fill pumping stations; 4 loading docks capable of simultaneously accepting and processing 4 tankers with deadweight of 90–115 thousand tons; coastal waste treatment facilities. Clients point out that the Primorsk port surpasses many foreign ports in technical equipment and level of ecological safety.
The oil-loading terminal is closed for unauthorized persons and I had an exclusive possibility to get in there. My name was put in the crew list and on the entrance customs person asked to show my passport. The whole area of the terminal is filled with pipes and tubes. It looks unusual in combination with wild and pure nature. On shore there is a lighthouse with a nice small house beside it. The first time I was there I didn’t know it is prohibited to take photos and as a result security guard came to me, deleted all pictures (I used digital camera) and wrote a report about my illegal actions. So now I present you some pictures made with lca but only from the ship ☺