Friday, 18 August 2017 09:51

Speed record set for reaching the North Pole

473 50 Let Pobedy

 

A new speed record for reaching the North Pole has been set by Russia's nuclear icebreaker 50 Let Pobedy, making the journey from Murmansk to the North Pole in just 79 hours.  During the transit, the vessel hosted a conference dedicated to Artic issues with a key topic being  the economic worth of developing year-round navigation of the Northern Sea Route.  In the past 40 years, 124 surface vessels have completed the journey, of which 111 of were done by Russian ships.

 

  

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