November 28, 2012
First Natural Gas Tanker Attempts Arctic Crossing
Matt McGrath, BBC News
A large tanker carrying liquified natural gas (LNG) is set to become the first ship of its type to sail across the Arctic.
The carrier, Ob River, left Norway in November and has sailed north of Russia on its way to Japan.
The specially equipped tanker is due to arrive in early December and will shave 20 days off the journey.
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