Research vessel of Russian Navy completed round-the-world route
The Baltic fleet's "Admiral Vladimirsky," an oceanographic research vessel (ORV), completed a round-the-world route, crossing the Great Belt Strait passed in December 2019 at the beginning of the expedition, says RF Defense Ministry 's press center.
The ship is currently being sent to his base at the naval base in Leningrad. The official welcome ceremony for the crew of the ship will take place on June 8, in Kronstadt.
On December 3rd the "Admiral Vladimirsky" ORV left Kronstadt to begin a large-scale oceanographic round-the-world expedition.
The crew of the ship visited Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Montevideo, Antarctica's "Bellingshausen" station, explored West Antarctica, reached the magnetic pole of the South, went to the central part of the Indian Ocean, visited the Seychelles, and circumnavigated the southern tip of Africa.
The crew conducted hydrographic studies during the expedition, making route soundings of depths, research using hydrological stations, hydrometeorological surveys, measurements to determine the exact co-ordinates of the southern magnetic pole of the Earth, which are displaced by several kilometers per year.
The route was planned in such a way that on the opening day of Antarctica, January 28, the ORV "Admiral Vladimirsky" and the ORV "Yantar" arrived at the Russian Antarctic station "Bellingshausen," where commemorative events dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Russian sailors' discovery of the sixth continent were held together with the station's personnel.
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