Icebreaker Kapitan Dranitsyn to escort merchant ships to Franz Josef Land (photo)
The Kapitan Dranitsyn on May 8, 2016 set out on a voyage to provide icebreaking assistance to cargo vessels and offload general cargo onto fast ice of Alexandra Land, an island of the Franz Joseph Land archipelago, the icebreaker owner Rosmorport said.
The icebreaker will carry on board more than 100 passengers to / from Alexandra Land.
The icebreaker mission will continue until June 10. Then the Kapitan Dranitsyn will return to Murmansk to replenish supplies and travel to St. Petersburg for scheduled maintainance.
The Rosmorport's icebreaker provides services to Russian and foreign charterers assisting their operations in the Arctic and Antarctic.