Russian Icebreakers Make Historic Artic Voyage

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Just a few days ago, two Russian icebreakers have been reported stuck in the East Siberian Sea after getting caught in meter thick ice fields on their journey home from Russia’s northernmost port of Pevek, Chukotka. The journey started December 14th and lasted until January 7th, and it was the first crossing since Soviet times. The ship’s mission was to deliver supplies for the word’s first floating heat and power plant to be assembled in Chukotka. However, unpredictable weather still leaves the icebreakers trapped in thick ice around Chukotka’s northernmost cape Shelagsky. Reports indicate vessels can be stuck for up to a week, though not to worry, it has been confirmed all ships have enough fuel, food, and all other necessities.

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