Koltunovs labor dynasty
Koltunov Viktor Pavlovich is a shift engineer of the group for operating a linkspan bridge of the Kaliningrad Directorate of the North-Western Basin Branch.
He was born in Baltiysk, the Kaliningrad region, February 13, 1962.
In 1979 he entered the department of marine engineering of the Kaliningrad navigation college of the Ministry of Fisheries. From January 1983 he worked on vessels of the Ministry of Fisheries as an engineer. From 1996 he worked as a senior engineer of a rescue tug of Russia’s Defense Ministry. In 2000 Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded him with the Medal of Lifesaving.
From June 2006 to the present day he works as a shift engineer of the group for operating a linkspan bridge of the railway ferry complex maintenance service in Baltiysk. He has been given a letter of gratitude of the FSUE “Rosmorport” North-Western Basin Branch Director for the years-long and conscientious work.
Koltunov Alexei Viktorovich (son), born in 1985, also works as a shift engineer of the group for operating a linkspan bridge.
In 2002 he graduated from College No 1 in Baltiysk and followed in his father’s footsteps and entered the department of marine engineering of the Kaliningrad marine fishing college. He underwent practical training as a motorman on fishing vessels and a rescue tug.
In 2006 he entered the Kaliningrad State Technical University’s department of shipbuilding and energy where he was conferred the qualification of an engineer with the specialty “Electrical Systems of Vessels and Automation Equipment”. In 2006-2013 he worked at different enterprises of the Kaliningrad region. From July 2013 he works in the Kaliningrad Directorate of the FSUE “Rosmorport” North-Western Basin Branch as a shift engineer of the group for operating a linkspan bridge of the railway ferry complex maintenance service.
The labor dynasty of Koltunovs makes its contribution to developing and popularizing maritime professions. The accumulated professional and life experience of the father and the son’s creative approach toward the labor help find many innovation solutions to control operation of software automatics and mechanics. It is used to optimize the control system of the linkspan. Particularly, the time has been considerably reduced for connecting and disconnecting the bridge and the ferry. Thus, the time has been reduced for the ferry handling that has also an impact on saving resources of mechanisms of the linkspan.