zoom South Korea’s shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering delivered two Arctic LNG carriers, destined to work for the liquefied natural gas production project Yamal LNG, in November 2017.The new gas carriers, named Boris Vilkitsky and Fedor Litke, were ordered as part of a series of 15 LNG carriers for Russia’s LNG project. The 85,000 dwt units feature a length of almost 300 meters and a width of 50 meters.The ships were handed over to LNG carrier owner Dynagas Holding and will be employed under long term charter deals.Capable of all year round operation at temperatures up to -50 °С, the ships feature a high ice class Arc7 which allows them to navigate independently in the ice of up to 2,1 meters thick when moving astern.The 172,600 m3 capacity vessels are equipped with three Azipod propulsion units of 45 MW joint capacity and new membrane-type gas containment system GT NO96 GW.Additionally, DSME laid the keel of a new gas carrier from the batch, hull No. 2427, during the month, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), the technical supervisor of the construction process, said.
DELTA, B.C. – A missing pet python named Gypsy was spotted on the Canada Day long weekend in Delta, B.C., shortly after it disappeared into a farmer’s field June 30.Delta Police say someone spotted the dark caramel-coloured snake near the Westham Island Bridge and snapped a photo, but didn’t tell an animal shelter about what they had seen until July 3.The police say the information came to light after they issues a news release about the two-metre-long ball python on Saturday.They say bylaw inspectors have made patrols of the area, but have not seen the snake, and no other sightings have been reported.Police say ball pythons are non-venomous, more docile than other types of snakes and primarily eat mice, rats and birds in the wild.They know the snake’s owner but do not know the circumstances of how the creature came to be in a farmer’s field, or even in which field it was last seen.