J3675 : The 'Eduard Toll' at Belfast

taken 11 months ago, near to Queens Island, Ballymacarret, Sydenham and Ballyhackamore, Northern Ireland

The 'Eduard Toll' at Belfast
The 'Eduard Toll' at Belfast
299m (96,839 DWT) Bahamian flagged LNG tanker 'Eduard Toll' LinkExternal link arriving into Harland and Wolff in Belfast.

The ship, launched in 2017, is a new class of vessel 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 heading normally and by going astern as a 'Double Acting Ship' LinkExternal link . Note that the bow is very different to other ships and, reinforced, is designed to ride over and then smash sea ice using the weight of the ship.

Owned (I think) by Bermuda based DY Tankers, the ship is on long-term charter to Yamal LNG LinkExternal link and is used to bring LNG from Russia to Asia and Europe.

The ship can hold up to 177,000 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.

I think that the ship is named after Russian geologist and Arctic explorer Eduard Von Toll - LinkExternal link . See also the similar 'Yamal Spirit' J5986 : The 'Yamal Spirit' off Orlock.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 February, 2022   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 9 February, 2022
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre  Industry  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Belfast Docks 
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Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 3610 7587 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:36.7617N 5:53.6491W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 3619 7609
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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