Icebreaking LNG tanker completes first commercial voyage

By Staff reporter 24 August 2017

The first icebreaking LNG tanker, the Sovcomflot-owned Christophe De Margerie, which will serve the Yamal LNG project, has completed its journey via the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in 6.5 days, according to Your Oil and Gas News.

It is the first merchant vessel to travel the full length of the NSR without an icebreaker escort.

The journey from Hammerfest in Norway to Boryeong in South Korea took 19 days, about 30% quicker than the southern route through the Suez Canal, demonstrating the economic...

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