J5986 : The 'Yamal Spirit' off Orlock

taken 2 years ago, 7 km from Groomsport, Northern Ireland

The 'Yamal Spirit' off Orlock
The 'Yamal Spirit' off Orlock
The 294m (91,610 DWT) Bahamian flagged LNG tanker 'Yamal Spirit' LinkExternal link anchored off the Copeland Islands at the mouth of Belfast Lough.

The ship, launched in 2019, is a new class of ice breaker that can navigate in the freezing waters around the northern coast of Russia in all seasons. Working without an ice breaker, the ship can cope in up to 2.5 metres of ice through a reinforced hull and (I think) by going astern as a 'Double Acting Ship' LinkExternal link .

Owned by Teekay LinkExternal link the ship is on long-term charter to Yamal LNG LinkExternal link and will be used to bring LNG from Russia to Asia and Europe.

The ship can hold up to 174,000 cubic metres of liquefied natural gas which is super-cooled to -162C. The cooling process shrinks the volume of the gas 600 times, making it easier and safer to store and ship. In its liquid state, LNG will not ignite.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 September, 2019   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 September, 2019
Geographical Context
Coastal  Industry  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast Lough 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 590 869 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:42.3486N 5:32.0304W
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Irish: geotagged! J 590 869
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Ship  Ship at Anchor  LNG Carrier  LNG  Liquefied Natural Gas  Tanker  Tanker Ship  Shipping 

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