13 October 2012, 13:21

Russian ship back in port after Arctic supply expedition

Russian ship back in port after Arctic supply expedition

The Arctic research vessel Mikhail Somov has arrived in Arkhangelsk after a two-month expedition to provide Arctic stations with necessary supplies for the winter.

The ice-class diesel-electric ship, which set out on July 28th, sailed along the entire length of the Northern Sea Route delivering specialists and cargo to hard-to-reach stations located on the coasts and islands of the White, Barents, Kara, Laptev and East Siberian Seas.

It had a total of 1,700 tons of cargo for Arctic stations and several research teams on board.

This navigation season, the Mikhail Somov will also go on a short expedition to supply stations of the near-Arctic zone.

TASS

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