World’s first icebreaker condensate tanker ends voyage through Arctic route

‘Boris Sokolov’, the 214 meter long tanker on January 25 arrived in Murmansk after a 6-week voyage from Nansha, China. The vessel was accompanied by the new LNG carrier ‘Boris Davydov’, which was constructed at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) yard in South Korea. Aker Arctic, the Finnish ship design company, reported that the ‘Boris Sokolov’ will be used to transmit gas condensate from Sabetta LNG terminal to European and Asian customers. Also, it could be used as a regular oil tanker.