Nikolay Zuyev (1922-1985) was a frontline veteran of World War II, decorated with top awards received from the USSR and other countries.
In the 1970s, Nikolay Zuyev worked as head of Sovfracht – the freight department within the Soviet Ministry of Shipping. He was one of the pioneers in a new school of leaders of the Russian shipping industry.
Thanks to the entrepreneurial talent of this remarkable man, it become possible to charter out vessels under bareboat charter in the 1970s, which spawned hundreds of successful businesses that together laid the foundations of the present day SCF Group (Sovcomflot).
The Aframax tanker built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering shipyard was named after Nikolay Zuyev. The vessel complies with all existing international and Russian standards of navigation safety and environmental protection. The ship’s cargo system allows simultaneous transportation and pumping of three different types of fuels in 12 cargo tanks, including crude oil and dark-oil products.