'Eduard Toll's' journey is the first time a shipping vessel made independent passage, without the support of an ice breaker, during this time of year.

'Eduard Toll' is the fourth of 15 Arc7 LNG carriers being built for the Yamal LNG project and Teekay’s first of six LNG Carrier Newbuildings contracted to service the project.

Over the past month, the vessel has transited via the Northern Sea Route, breaking ice 1.8 metres thick at speeds of five knots astern and arrived at the Sabetta terminal ahead of schedule.