Christophe de Margerie is the world's first and, at present, only ice-breaking LNG carrier. Rising Arctic temperatures are boosting commercial shipping across this route. Climate change, International climate conferences, yet again, a massive hurricane feeding off unusually warm ocean waters is aiming for US shores and has the potential to stall over heavily. The Russian owners, Sovcomflot, will use this ice-breaking tanker to export gas from the Yamal peninsula to Asian markets later this year. The 300-metre-long Sovcomflot ship, the Christophe de Margerie, was carrying gas from Norway to South Korea.
The ship, which features a lightweight steel reinforced hull, is the largest commercial ship to receive Arc7 certification, which means it is capable of travelling through ice up.1m thick. 500,- for bedrifter og organisasjoner. "You are anonyme alkoholikere datingside taking industrial-sized installations and moving them through a pristine Arctic environment, so it's going to have an impact - and what are we getting in return, slightly shorter journey times? This year, according to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre (nsidc the annual maximum extent of Arctic sea ice hit a record low for the third year in a row. Tips og triks, mer om Englebarn, kontakt oss. "The environmental risks are enormous said John Maggs.