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Pilots of Rosmorport have carried out the Eduard Toll gas tanker to seaport Sabetta

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Ice pilots of the Arkhangelsk branch Federal State Unitary Enterprise Rosmorport Sergey Fokin and Alexander Silimyankin have executed ice pilot conducting on Northern Sea Route Route of the Eduard Toll gas tanker (a flag of the Bahamas) going from seaport Nakhodka in seaport Sabetta.

The Eduard Toll gas tanker of the class Yamalmax having the ice class ARC7 has entered on December 24, 2017 Polar waters in the Bering Sea, there has passed the beam of Cape Dezhnev and has gone to Northern Sea Route Track. After 17 days of transit transition of the gas tanker through four seas the vessel has safely arrived in the water area of Gulf of Ob near the island White where he was taken under conducting by the atomic-powered vessel "50 years of the Victory" for further following on the sea channel before external raid of seaport Sabetta.

For the first time in the history the transport vessel has carried out independent transition across the Northern Sea Route during winter navigation from the East to the west without icebreaking maintenance.

Ice pilot conducting of the gas tanker was carried out in difficult hydroweather conditions of polar night with the established and accruing ice cover of the Arctic seas, at the drifting ice-rinks with considerable hummocking and existence of the icebergs which have frozen in young ice.

The heaviest sites met on the ways to Sannikov Strait and directly after his passing.

Factors which also complicated the movement of the vessel were the ice compression and huge fields of hummocks reaching in places 1,5-2 meters in height.

It should be noted that tankers of the class Yamalmax have higher icebreaking capability at the movement by a stern forward, especially when passing hummocky sites and areas of compression of ice. Therefore, during transition of the vessel Eduard Toll to seaport Sabetta, on these sites, following the recommendations of ice pilots, the captain of the gas tanker made the decision to carry out swimming by a stern forward.

Now the gas tanker has accepted a consignment of liquefied natural gas in seaport Sabetta and has gone to seaport Montuar (France).


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