Nuclear-powered icebreaker "Yamal" reached the location of the polar research station "North Pole-40" (SP-40) to its evacuation, the press service of Rosatomflota.
"In the near future will begin loading station SP-40 and polar explorers. Way to the ice took 7.5 days. This icebreaker was walking at an average speed of 8 knots." — Said in a statement.
As planned, the station staff had been evacuated back to Murmansk. Part of the expedition landed at Cape Baranov on the New Earth to continue the work on the previously mothballed plant.
Recall drifting research station NP-40 was opened on 1 October 2012. In early May 2013 the ice floe on which the station is located, has cracked. Nuclear-powered icebreaker "Yamal", urgently released from Murmansk at night on June 1, was sent to evacuate the drifting research station.