July 17, 2016
First Stage of expedition completed
On July 17, Kartesh reached Naryan-Mar and docked at the Nenets Oil Company fuel dock for bunkering, resupplying, loading new equipment and changing expedition groups. The first part of the 2016 Interdisciplinary Arctic Expedition on board the R/V Kartesh is now over.
The LMSU Marine Research Center specialists prepared a hovercraft to be loaded on Kartesh. This air-cushion vehicle will be of invaluable help at difficult terrain.
The expeditionary group separated. Several expedition participants departed for the airport to catch a flight to Moscow. The other part of the group visited the Naryan-Mar Epiphany Cathedral, where they were met by father Roman. He asked us for a warm tea-party and gave us a tour around the cathedral.
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