June 19, 2016
2016 Interdisciplinary Arctic Expedition started
2016 Interdisciplinary Arctic Expedition started at 8:50 pm from Murmansk. Before the start, all the necessary preparations have been completed, the vessel has been upgraded and crew arrangements done. We installed a new VSAT antenna which will provide unlimited internet connection to the expedition participants in any area of the Arctic.
Apart from that, we placed the icon of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, earlier consecrated in Naryan-Mar by the bishop of Naryan-Mar and Mezen Iakov, in the common room of the vessel. His Grace Iakov will participate in the 2016 expedition from Arkhangelsk to Naryan-Mar.
The expedition starts on the Holy Trinity day (Russian orthodox calendar) – one of the main Christian holidays. This is undoubtedly a good sign.
We wish the expedition participants to fulfil their tasks and objectives. Wish them courage, endurance, new impressions and amazing discoveries. Fair seas and a following wind!