First tanker crosses northern sea route without ice breaker

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A Nearly Ice-Free Northwest Passage. For most of the year, the Northwest Passage is frozen and impassible. But during the summer months, the ice melts and breaks up to varying degrees.Captions and photo source: NASA / Earth Observatory


The Russian owners, Sovcomflot, will use this ice-breaking tanker to export gas from the Yamal peninsula to Asian markets later this year.

It will be the first of a planned fleet of 15 that will transport gas from these ice bound fields all year round…

Read Full Article; BBC News (08-24-2017)

Ice retreat: Icebreaking LNG Carrier Takes Northern Sea Route; Maritime Executive (07-28-2017)


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