LNG

Ice traps shipping in Russian Arctic

Ships have become trapped by sea ice in Ob Bay, the location of Novatek’s Yamal LNG plant
By Staff reporter 22 June 2018 0 31425

Sea ice in Ob Bay, the location of Novatek’s Yamal LNG plant, has “paralysed the independent movement of ships”, Russia’s state-run nuclear-powered tanker company Rosatomflot said on Wednesday.

Severe ice in the Northern Sea Route between Yamal LNG and Northeast Asia has prompted Rosatomflot to extend the deployment of its nuclear icebreakers until at least 10 July to help dislodge ships stuck in the ice.