Yamal LNG Carrier Boris Vilkitsky In Gross Violation of Safety Rules on NSR

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The LNG carrier Boris Vilkitsky
, a new ice-class vessel transporting natural gas from Russia’s Yamal LNG project, disregarded a number of safety rules on an Arctic voyage to the Port of Sabetta. The vessel, operated by a Dynagas LNG Partners, a joint venture by Dynagas, Sinotrans, and China LNG Shipping, entered the Northern Sea Route (NSR) despite the inoperability of its stern thrusters and port steering column.

This malfunction, which occurred at least 10 days prior, limited the vessel’s...


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