来源：Marine Link 2019-07-22
翻译：国际海事信息网 王雅媛 张运鸿
据Refinitiv Eikon周一发表的数据，在地处俄罗斯北极的亚马尔LNG （Yamal LNG）项目所订购的15艘Arc7级LNG（液化天然气）油轮中，最后一艘目前在韩国造船厂附近进行海上试验。
消息称，“Georgiy Ushakov”号和“Yakov Gakkel”号LNG油轮目前都在韩国的大宇造船海洋工程有限公司（Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering，DSME）玉浦船厂（Okpo shipyard）水域进行海上试验。此时，“Vladimir Voronin”号已完成海上试验离开了日本海，出发前往亚马尔LNG项目所在地。它似乎正沿着北海航线穿过白令海峡，将在俄罗斯的东北端转向西行进。
这些油轮已经在欧洲进行了船对船过驳作业，以便传统承运人继续运送，但在夏季破冰游轮则可穿越北海航线到达亚洲。本月已经进行了两次这样的航程。除了第一艘Arc7级油轮“Christophe de Margerie”号，其余油轮都是以俄罗斯北极探险家和科学家的名字命名的。“Christophe de Margerie”以亚马尔合作伙伴Total前任老板的名字命名，他于2014年在俄罗斯的一次空难中丧生。
Last Yamal LNG Arctic Ships on Sea Trials
The last of 15 Arc7-classed tankers ordered for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) production plant Yamal LNG in Russia's Arctic north are undergoing sea trials around a South Korean shipyard, Refinitiv Eikon shipping data showed on Monday.
The Georgiy Ushakov and Yakov Gakkel LNG tankers are both in water at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo shipyard in South Korea and indicating they are performing sea trials, the data showed. The Vladimir Voronin, meanwhile, finished its sea trials and has left the Sea of Japan, setting Yamal LNG as its destination. It is appears to be taking the Northern Sea Route through the Bering Straits, turning west at the north-eastern tip of Russia.
The tankers are part of a 15-strong fleet ordered by LNG companies for Yamal, which began operations in December 2017 and has contributed to a boom in LNG supplies in the past 18 months. Yamal is dependent on the ice-breaker tankers to ship LNG out of the Arctic waters.
The tankers have largely conducted ship-to-ship transfers in Europe to conventional carriers for onwards delivery, but during summer months they can traverse the Northern Sea Route to Asia. Two such trips have been made this month. All but one of the tankers are named after Russian arctic explorers and scientists. The first Arc7 tanker, the Christophe De Margerie, is named after the former boss of Yamal's partner, Total, who died in an air crash in Russia in 2014.