Due to the collision with the berth, 'Grand Elena's' departure was delayed, Reuters reported. In fact it is not sure when the ship will leave the port.

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According to a Sakhalin Energy's statement, during its departure, the LNG carrier contacted a mooring dolphin of the LNG jetty, which was at the Prigorodnoye production complex.

However, no injuries or environmental damage has been reported.

In addition, the production was not affected, while an investigation into the in incident is ongoing.

Japan is the main consumer of the Sakhalin Energy LNG, which is able to produce over 10 million tonnes of frozen gas per year.