Akademik Treshnikov research vessel reaches Antarctic with first wintering team
In particular, the ship brought components for the new wintering complex for the Vostok station, as well as food for the Russian polar stations
ST. PETERSBURG, January 15. /TASS/. The Akademik Treshnikov science expedition vessel arrived to the unloading point near the Russia’s Progress Antarctic station, the expedition’s bulletin for January 7 to 14 says.
"On January 7, the ship approached the unloading point, prepared by the Progress station hydrologists in the bay of Tala. […] Some 1,000 tonnes of cargo was unloaded from the ship," the bulletin says.
In particular, the ship brought components for the new wintering complex for the Vostok station, as well as food for the Russian polar stations.
"On January 11, the ship began moving out of the Progress station area," the bulletin says, adding that, due to heavy ice conditions, it only reached clear water by January 13 and headed towards Mirny, where it plans to arrive on January 16.