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The hydrographic vessel “Romuald Muklevich” sailed to the Barents Sea to participate in the final stages of the complex expedition of the Northern Fleet and the Russian Geographical Society “Remember the War”, dedicated to the study of ships and vessels that died during the Great Patriotic War.

The research voyage of the vessel to the Arctic, which began yesterday, will last until the first ten days of September. The expedition plans to spend a month and a half in the Arctic seas without restocking. This is the first cruise of the Romuald Muklevich vessel after modernization and repair to its full autonomy, which is 45 days. Previously, the hydrographer made trips to the Barents Sea to conduct hydrological studies, which did not exceed two weeks.

The vessel is to conduct prospecting work in the Barents and Kara Seas with an emphasis on studying the possible places of death of ships of the allied convoys. In total, it is planned to survey more than 20 areas in the Arctic seas, where surface ships, submarines and support vessels were killed.

In addition, the members of the expedition will have to perform a number of memorial events in memory of the defenders of the Fatherland who died during the Great Patriotic War.

To participate in the expedition, a joint group of specialists from the hydrographic service and the management of search and rescue operations of the fleet with remote-controlled underwater equipment was formed. They will also study a number of port points of the Northern Sea Route. Hydrographers will carry out a number of oceanographic studies in the Novaya Zemlya region in the Belushya Bay and in the Yugorskiy Shar Strait.

It is planned to continue work on the icebreaker Vaigach discovered in 2020 near the port of Dikson.

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