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First Russian Antarctic Expedition in 30 Years to Kick Off in 2015
Friday, 29 May 2015 09:45
First Russian Antarctic Expedition in 30 Years to Kick Off in 2015

10:45 29.05.2015(updated 10:54 29.05.2015) Get short URL

“The ‘Admiral Vladimirsky’ oceanographic ship is completing repairs at a St. Petersburg shipyard as part of ongoing preparations for an Antarctic expedition to commence at the end of this year,” the Ministry said in a statement.

The ‘Admiral Vladimirsky’ last sailed to the Antarctic coast in 1982, together with the ‘Faddey Bellinsgauzen’ oceanographic research vessel.

The members of the expedition will carry out a series of hydrographic measurements to update the existing navigation charts and manuals, and will also test systems of radio navigation to ensure safe shipping in Antarctic waters.

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