RSV Mikhail Somov completes her first Arctic stations resupply mission 2017
The ice-class Research / Survey Vessel of North Territorial Department for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (HEMD) Mikhail Somov has returned to Arkhangelsk yesterday, Aug 8 from her first voyage this year to supply the Arctic stations with vital cargoes, the HEMD press office said.
The 2017 resupply mission included delivery of fuel, foodstuffs, equipment, tools, medicines, overalls and other supplies to remote polar stations (FDS) of Murmansk HEMD and Severnoye HEMD. The vessel also delivered construction materials and teams of workers for renovation of premises at Marine Hydrometeorological Station-2 (MG-2) Kanin Nos, MG-2 Severny Kolguev, MG-2 Indiga, MG-2 Ust-Kara, MG-2 Solovki and Y. Fedorov MG-2.
Beside the logistical support mission the vessel delivered to the stations a team of researchers on a rotation basis, updated software for the computer-aided meteorological complex, the AMOS and other tools. Along the route the vessel's crew performed repair of power equipment, installed AMOSs at the stations of Morzhovets, Cape Mikulkin and the Cengeisky Shar.
Upon her return the RSV Mikhail Somov is in good technical condition and is gearing up to set sail on her the second Arctic resupply mission.