After a long flight back to Arkhangelsk research vessel Northern AHEM "Mikhail Somov". It was the longest hike of diesel-electric ice-class in recent years, which lasted 102 days.
"The crew delivered to the polar stations and the island of more than two thousand tons of fuel, 300 tons of food, 250 tons of construction materials, automatic and semi-automatic equipment, — the deputy governor of the Arkhangelsk region for infrastructure development Anatoly Kojin. — But most importantly, this year began cleaning the Arctic. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions of tons of debris that remained from the institutions of the Ministry of Defence, static positions and hydrometeorological stations are re-exported to the mainland. General cleaning of the Arctic territories will continue for at least three years. For these purposes the Russian government has allocated billions of rubles ".
During the flight the works on Federal Target Program "The World Ocean" and "Geophysics". Repaired polar station Wiese with the device the office and residential premises of modern modular, installation geophysical antenna at polar stations, repair facilities and the installation of geophysical equipment at polar stations White Nose, Flask and other work.
On board the ship worked expedition of the Institute of Arctic and Antarctic, North AHEM and the Institute of Applied Geophysics. Conducted joint research expeditions of the Institute of the Ministry of Natural Resources ‘Total’, FSUE "Russian Arctic" on the reserve. Wrangel.
According to the program of modernization and technical re-Hydromet at polar stations delivered and installed 20 semi-automatic and autonomous meteorological complexin.
"In subsequent years, these flights will be regular, — said the head of the Northern AHEM Leonid Vasilev. — Our work is characterized by the presence of the state in the Arctic, underlines the importance of the port of Arkhangelsk. Until the end of the year we expect there to be a law on the Northern Sea Route, the law on the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, as well as rules for navigation along the Northern Sea Route ".