Novatek introduced that two Arc7 ice-class LNG tankers Vladimir Rusanov and Eduard Tol are finishing the Northern Sea Route passage through the Eastern path. The Vladimir Rusanov handed the Northern Sea Route and arrived on the Bering Strait, whereas the Eduard Toll entered open water within the Chukchi Sea. Both tankers have been dispatched from the port of Sabetta loaded with cargos of LNG produced by the Company’s Yamal LNG challenge and are actually heading in the direction of the Chinese port of Jiangsu Rudong. The ice-covered a part of the route was handed in solely 9 days with no ice-breaking help, thus confirming the excellent ice-breaking capabilities of the Arc7 ice-class vessels.
Novatek’s Chairman of Management Board Leonid Mikhelson famous: “We are completely satisfied that the Arc7 ice-class tankers with LNG produced by our Yamal LNG challenge opened this 12 months’s summer time navigational interval on the Northern Sea Route. These shipments have been the primary voyages with Russian LNG through the Northern Sea Route with out escort of an icebreaker. Moreover, they mark the beginning of normal LNG shipments through the Northern Sea Route, which was solely made potential as a result of distinctive traits of ice-class LNG carriers developed for Novatekto serve the Arctic tasks”. (Source: Novatek – Image: Eduard Toll Arctic tanker on the Northern Sea Route)
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