Baydaratskaya Bay is a gulf in Russia, located in the southern part of the Kara Sea between the coastline of the Northern termination of the Ural mountains and Yamal Peninsula. We performed survey and crew tender activities for Van Oord in 2011. The works for Van Oord entail the dredging and pumping ashore of sand for a reclamation area and dredging and backfilling works for a pipeline trench. The Yamal-Center gas pipeline is laid by Gazprom on the seabed across the bay from rich gas deposits of the Yamal. This project was challenging because of the remote work site all the way up in Russia. We faced this challenge by preparing our crew for unexpected circumstances. We always make sure our crew knows how to repair the vessel and we make sure there are enough spare parts on site. This preparation has proven to be very successful.