August 5, 2015
R/V Kartesh got permission to navigate in Northern Sea Route Area
R/V Kartesh received permission of the Northern Sea Route Administration to independently navigate in the NSR area in light ice conditions in the Kara Sea. The permission expires on November 20, 2015.
This is an important milestone for Kartesh, as it is the first time for her to navigate in the Kara Sea since the launch.