Icebreakers Vaigach and 50 Let Pobedy to escort Russian warships to New Siberian Islands (photo)
Icebreakers Vaigach and 50 Let Pobedy will escort warships and support ships of Russia’s Northern Fleet bound for the New Siberian Islands, RF Defence Ministry says.
The ships are to pass the straits with difficult ice situation.
Besides, oceanographic research vessel of the Baltic Fleet Admiral VLadimirsky joins the unit of the ships in the Kara Sea. Her around-the-world voyage runs across the Arctic.
First escort of warships by Rosatom icebreakers was arranged in 2013 when the Yamal, Taimyr, Vaigach and 50 Let Pobedy assisted the unit of 10 warships and support ships through the areas with different ice conditions.