First tanker crosses northern sea route without ice breaker (Because it is one anyway!)

The BBC yet again showing their devotion to Orwell 😂

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/ts Joe Public/Philip Bratby

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A commercial LNG tanker has sailed across the colder, northern route from Europe to Asia without the protection of an ice-breaker for the first time.

The specially-built ship completed the crossing in just six-and-a-half days setting a new record, according to the tanker’s Russian owners.

The 300-metre-long Sovcomflot ship, the Christophe de Margerie, was carrying gas from Norway to South Korea.

Rising Arctic temperatures are boosting commercial shipping across this route.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41037071

There is only one slight problem – the newly built tanker is actually an icebreaker itself, as Matt McGrath goes on to elaborate:

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