October 1, 2015
Fresh water generator breaks down
When Kartesh left the Gulf of Ob, a brand-new French-made fresh water generator broke down. The crew dismantled it and figured out that the oil had started leaking right into the electromotor. The prospect to be left without fresh water until Murmansk dejected the team spirit. For the rest of the expedition the crew and passengers needed at least 10 m3 of fresh water. But the arctic region has a unique mutual supportiveness. The captain of the tow boat "Shelf", located nearby, did not stand by and shared fresh water with Kartesh, free of charge.