Image source: Marine and Shelf Development LimitedRussian 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.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORTH HILLS – A 17-year-old boy was in stable condition after he was shot in the armpit by two males for reasons that weren’t yet clear, police said. The drama began yesterday about 5 p.m. in the 16200 block of Nordhoff Street. Two males, described as Latino, approached the boy and shot him before taking off on foot, said Los Angeles Police Officer Kevin Mailberger, a department spokesman. The boy, who was hit in the armpit, was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center where he was in stable condition. The gunmen were not arrested. Mailberger said he did not know whether the shooting was gang related.