In 2003-2007 Murmansk Shipping Company carried out a programme of the conversion of 7 vessels type “Dmitriy Pozharskiy"
As a result of the conversion the following characteristics were improved:
As after conversion Russian Maritime Register of Shipping issued a certificate of conformity with the requirements of hull structure renovation procedure for 2 SS level, the bulk carriers received approvals of the major European charterers and cargo owners / receivers.
In order to diversify the activities and to improve economic stability the company concluded the agreements for the purchase and conversion of tankers type SUEZMAX.Murmansk Shipping Company bought single-hull SUEZMAX tankers “Nataly” and “Nadezhda”. In 2006 the vessel «Nataly» was converted into a double hull vessel in accordance with the MARPOL 73/78 without any reduction of the tonnage. The vessel received duel class of RMRS and Det Norske Veritas (DNV).
In accordance with the programme of the fleet renewal adopted by the Board of Directors in 2004 the company concluded agreements for delivery of new modern bulk carriers which meet the requirements of up-to-date safety standards and efficient operation with deadweight 23700 and RS class KM (STAR) LU4 [i] A2 BULK CARRIER no MP BC-A (ESP).