Russian tanker for the first time in the world passes the Northern Sea Route on LNG

Ships using environmentally friendly fuels should become the basis for the transportation of goods in the Arctic region.

This is supported by the successful experience of the Prospekt Koroleva oil tanker owned by Sovcomflot, which for the first time in the history of transportations along the Northern Sea Route covered the entire route using liquefied natural gas as fuel.

According to the captain of the vessel, Oleg Shishkin, the tanker easily withstood the set speed along the entire route, and at the same time there was no noise, vibration, or pipe exhausts typical of ships using traditional fuel.

In just over 7 days, the tanker traveled thousands of nautical miles and delivered cargo from Murmansk to China. According to the captain, the path was made without icebreaking support, and the route that Prospect Koroleva followed could become popular in the future for commercial voyages for gas tankers heading east.

According to the chief engineer of Sovcomflot, Igor Tonkovidov, traffic along the Northern Sea Route will only increase in the coming years, and therefore the use of ships with more environmentally friendly fuel will help preserve the ecosystem of the Russian Arctic.
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  1. Victor N Offline
    Victor N (Victor n) 3 September 2019 13: 29
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    Happy Victory Day over Japan! It is not enough to master the Northern Sea Route, it is necessary to maintain control over the ice-free straits in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk.
  2. kig Offline
    kig 4 September 2019 02: 35
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    Quote: Victor N
    It is necessary to maintain control of the ice-free straits in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk.

    That is, do you propose to relocate the Pacific Fleet to Magadan or Okhotsk? Fresh, bold and original.
  3. filippino lippi Offline
    filippino lippi (filippino lippi) 4 September 2019 14: 36
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    Yes! This is victory! Soon this short sea route will begin to work in full force!
  4. aries2200 Offline
    aries2200 (aries) 4 September 2019 22: 40
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    That forbid the ships of the countries-enemies (and these are all countries) to go along the Northern Sea Route, except on gas ... and with a Russian pilot ... there is nothing for the Chinese and any other clowns to roam in our North.
    1. maratkoRuEkb Offline
      maratkoRuEkb (Marat) 5 September 2019 14: 06
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      A law has already been passed, according to which only Russian ships can carry out movement along the NSR.