17 November 2010, 04:07

First circumnavigation of Arctic completed

First circumnavigation of Arctic completed

The Russian yacht, Peter I , has completed the circumnavigation of the seas of the Arctic Ocean and returned to St. Petersburg, from whence she started her voyage on June the 4th. According to the captain of the yacht Daniel Gavrilov, before now no vessel in the world could have made a similar journey.

The Russian yacht, Peter I, has completed the circumnavigation of the seas of the Arctic Ocean and returned to St. Petersburg, from whence she started her voyage on June the 4th.

According to the captain of the yacht Daniel Gavrilov, before now no vessel in the world could have made a similar journey.

For the first time in the history of seafaring a ship has rounded the Arctic, after passing through the Northeast and the Northwest Passage in a single navigation, without the help of icebreakers.

This has only become possible because of the significant effects of global warming.

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