July 7, 2016
R/V kartesh arrived at the receiving buoy in the Pechora bay to exchange research groups and journalists. The bishop of Naryan-Mar and Mezen Iakov together with Father Roman left the vessel, thus completing their missionary work within the frames of the 2016 expedition. Those participants who decided not to remain on board the vessel but to visit Naryan-Mar, were hospitably invited to the Naryan-Mar Epiphany Cathedral for lunch and tea.
A new group of participants and necessary cargo have been delivered to the vessel from Naryan-Mar by boats. The vessel then headed to Matveev Island to implement the Marine Mammal Council program. On their way, the participants witnessed a tanker bunkering at Varandey – the major Arctic “fuel station”.