MOL christens icebreaking LNG carrier

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) held an official naming ceremony for a new icebreaking LNG carrier at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering’s (DSME) facilities in South Korea on Thursday, July 18.

The 299- by 50-metre vessel, which was jointly ordered by MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corporation, has been christened Nikolay Urvantsev in honour of a celebrated Russian Arctic explorer and geologist.

Nikolay Urvantsev is a sister vessel of Vladimir Rusanov and Vladimir Vize, which began operating under a long-term charter contract to transport LNG for the Yamal projects 1 and 2 in 2018.

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