Icebreaking LNG Carrier Completes Unescorted Journey Through Northern Sea Route in Just 6 Days, 12 Hours
A Russian icebreaking LNG provider has actually come to be the very first business vessel to take a trip the complete size of the Northern Sea Route without an icebreaker companion.
The Sovcomflot- possessed Christophe de Margerie finished the trip from Norway to South Korea by means of the NSR on August 17, 2017 in simply 19 days, regarding 30 percent much faster than the normal path with the Suez Canal.
Christophe de Margerie finished the 2,193 maritime mile trip with the NSR in simply 6 days, 12 hrs and also 15 mins– a brand-new document for the famous Arctic path.
The NSR prolongs from Cape Zhelaniya of the Novaya Zemlya island chain to Cape Dezhnev at Chukotka, Russia’s easternmost continental factor.
The picture listed below given by Genscape Vesseltracker reveals the AIS track of the Christophe de Margerie throughout the trip:
Delivered in March, Christophe de Margerie is the globe’s very first and also presently the only icebreaking LNG provider. The vessel has actually been constructed to buy for SCF Group (Sovcomflot) to offer the Yamal LNG task and also transportation LNG year-round in the tough ice problems of the Kara Sea and also Gulf of Ob.
The LNG provider can cruising separately with ice of as much as 2.1 meters thick and also is designated an ice course Arc7, the highest possible ice course amongst existing seller vessels. The vessel includes a 45 MW propulsion system, which approaches the ability of a contemporary nuclear-powered icebreaker. Christophe de Margerie ended up being the globe’s very first vessel with a high ice-class to have 3 Azipod systems mounted, giving the vessel with a high ice-breaking ability and also substantial ability to move.
The LNG provider is called after Christophe de Margerie, the previous chief executive officer of Total, that played a crucial duty in creating the financial investment choices and also technical basis for the Yamal LNG task.