Titov, Viktor


Viktor Titov (1928-1994) was one of the first technicians of the Oil Fleet Administration and then of the Primorsk Shipping Company (PRISCO). He was in fact one of those who helped create PRISCO.

Titov was born in 1928 in Kupalnyy, Voronezh Region, into a peasant family. In 1945, he graduated from secondary school and entered the Electromechanical Department of the Odessa Higher Engineering Marine School. In 1951, he was sent to work for the Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO) as an electrical officer. From 1965, he worked as a tutor mechanic for electrical equipment in the Ship Economy Service of the Far Eastern Shipping Company. In January 1970, he was transferred to the Oil Tanker Fleet Administration to the same position.

Titov was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honour, a medal for Veteran of Labour and a Certificate of Commendation from the Ministry of Maritime Fleet.

An Aframax shuttle tanker was named in honour of Viktor Titov. The vessel transports crude oil for Sakhalin-1 project in the Sea of Okhotsk.